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Braised Artichokes with Thyme

Braised Artichokes with Thyme


Most of the time, when cooking with real, fresh, artichokes, we tend to either boil or steam them. That’s all fine and good, but for a richer, more intense flavor, check out this great recipe for braised chokes. To die for!

Braised Artichokes with Thyme


  • 6 Medium artichokes
  • 18 Fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 Fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 Head garlic, cloves separated but unpeeled
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 Cup dry white wine
  • Parmesan Cheese to garnish (optional)

1. Prepare artichokes. Cut the top off and pull the center open gently. Remove choke and sharp leaves with a spoon. If the artichoke has a stem, trim 1/4 inch of it, but keep it attached. Peel the stem. Transfer to a large bowl filled with cold water.
2. Transfer artichokes to work surface, and place 3 sprigs of parsley in each. In a large pot over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add artichokes, thyme, garlic, 1/4 cup water, and salt and pepper. Cover. Let cook for about 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until artichokes are tender and lightly browned.
3. Transfer to serving platter. Add wine and 1/2 cup of water to the pot. Turn heat to high, bring to a boil and scrape up brown bits from artichokes. Let boil for about 1 minute. Transfer water to a bowl and stir in remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Squeeze the pulp of three garlic cloves into sauce, mashing with a fork. Drizzle sauce over artichokes. Remove peels from remaining garlic cloves. Serve with crusty bread and garlic.

Recipe Adapted From: Epicurious.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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9:37PM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

I love artichokes, The only 2 ways I have used them was steamed with vinagrette deessing or stuffed. My sister does an arichoke soup for Thanksgiving that is great. So I will pass this article on to her ....she loves trying new recipes.

2:00PM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

MMMMMM!!!!!! my mouth is watering! I want 2 eat this recipe ASAP!!!! Now if only I could get someone 2 cook it for! that would even be better!

4:45AM PDT on Apr 19, 2013


9:05AM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

It sounds good! Thank you.

1:05PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

This recipe sounds delicious, can't wait to try it!

9:20PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013


7:08PM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Definitely going to try this!

7:55AM PDT on Apr 13, 2013


6:33AM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Thanks Katie for sharing this interesting recipe.

8:29PM PDT on Apr 12, 2013


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