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Sangria Artichoke with Garlic Butter

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Artichoke with Garlic Butter

Aaaah… my artichoke love affair continues! Steam them, grill them or roast them, even canned and pickled, I love artichokes. Some may argue it’s all about the dipping sauce. It’s like a chip that needs a dip. But sometimes a really good artichoke only needs a bit of salt & drizzle of lemon juice.

Frieda’s Produce was kind enough to send me a couple of their exclusive varieties of artichokes. I previously wrote about the Fiesole Baby Purple Artichokes, that have no hairy choke inside. Today, I’m featuring another fabulous artichoke:

The Sangria Artichoke

Artichoke with Garlic Butter

Isn’t it gorgeous?

I never knew artichokes came in any other color, but green!

The Sangria Artichoke has exceptionally meaty leaves, with a subtle nutty flavor. Really a marvelous and flavorful artichoke.

Artichoke with Garlic Butter

 

So I kept it simple, with a 20-minutes steam bath and some lemony garlic butter to dunk it in. Lots of garlic, actually.

You can find the recipe for my Sangria Artichoke with Garlic Butter here.

Artichoke with Garlic Butter

 

Alas, my artichokes are all gone, and I am sad. All I have left of our love affair, are the pictures I took…

Artichoke with Garlic Butter

 

… and recipes to share!

Why don’t you start your own artichoke love-affair?  You can find these beauties at participating Southern California Ralphs Supermarket. They are only in season in April and May, so now is the time to really enjoy them. You can learn more about Frieda’s exclusive variety of artichokes here!

Other great artichoke recipes can be found here!

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11 Responses to Sangria Artichoke with Garlic Butter

  1. Gorgeous! I love any and all artichokes – and these look exceptionally nice. I’ll have to be on the lookout for these varieties. Thanks.

    • I was so happy to discover these myself. I’m totally going to hit the Farmer’s Market this weekend. Love Spring & Summer produce!

  2. Garlic butter sounds like the perfect match for such a beautiful artichoke!

  3. Rosa at #

    Another great way of preparing artichokes! Wonderful flavors and great idea.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. These artichokes look beautiful – wonderful flavour you have put in it :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  5. I honestly never knew that artichokes could be so beautiful. These are amazing photos!!! I have a strange desire to run to the store and buy some. This is my first time on your site and I am so impressed. I love your design :)

  6. Ruby at #

    Ah, they’re gorgeous. I hardly ever see artichokes here in Britain, except in exotic/ethnic shops. Usually we only get the preserved hearts, but there’s nothing like a fresh steamed artichoke!

  7. love2dine at #

    Artichokes with Garlic Butter – wow! i have never tried it before… hmmmm… must try to look for artichokes in my country.

  8. You are perfecting (is there such word?) the artichoke shot! Beautiful and gorgeous is not enough to express how it looks in your photography! Love to eat artichoke with garlic butter. Simple and delicious!

  9. mjskit at #

    These are beautiful artichokes and gorgeously photographed! I wish I could find these. What a fancy treat. Steamed artichokes and garlic butter are one of our favorite pre-dinner snacks.

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