Artichokes with Rosemary Sauce

Four ingredients become an impressive side dish that's great for special get-togethers.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 4

Ingredients

4
medium artichokes
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1
teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 Remove any discolored leaves and the small leaves at base of artichokes. Trim stems even with base of artichokes. Cutting straight across, slice 1 inch off tops and discard tops. Snip off points of remaining leaves with scissors. Rinse artichokes with cold water.
  • 2 Place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water in 4-quart Dutch oven (water should not touch bottom of basket). Place artichokes in basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Steam 20 to 25 minutes or until bottoms are tender when pierced with knife.
  • 3 Meanwhile, melt butter; stir in rosemary and lemon juice. Pluck out artichoke leaves one at a time. Dip base of leaf into rosemary mixture.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    280
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    15g,
    15%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    280mg
    280%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    14%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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