If using frozen, cut them into quarters if necessary and go to step 5.
If using fresh artichokes prepare them as follows:
1. Pour juice form ½ a lemon into a large bowl of water. As you trim each artichoke, put them in this lemon water to stop it discoloring – the cut sides will turn black in he air! Trim the baby artichokes as follows:
2. Pull off one or two layers of the tough outer leaves. Cut off ½-inch from the tops, trim the stalks and cut in half. Drop the artichokes into the lemon water as you go along. If the artichokes are small there should not be any hairy choke, but check anyway. If there is some choke, scrape it out with a teaspoon.
3. Cut the cleaned artichokes halves into quarters, returning them to the lemon water as you go. Set to one side until you are ready to cook them.
All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.