Artichokes have 2 peak seasons: March to June, and again from September to October. California artichokes are usually available all year, but better during their peak seasons
Unseasoned artichokes have a clean, fresh, earthy taste like many vegetables but with a more nutty quality than the flavor of broccoli. It's mild, unique, and something you just must try.
Artichokes are extremely high in nutrients and very low in calories. A medium one has only about 60 calories and it's packed with magnesium, potassium, folate, vitamin C, iron, and powerful antioxidants. They're particularly good for liver health and can also soothe digestion.
Artichoke trivia: Marilyn Monroe was the first official California Artichoke Queen in 1949.
Tip: scissors are best for snipping off the tops of the outer leaves.
What to do with them:
- Steamed whole. Served with melted butter or aioli (a garlic mayonnaise), or hollandaise.
- Deep fried whole. This is a specialty of Jewish-Roman cuisine; a challenge for a small city kitchen so proceed cautiously.
- Steamed whole and stuffed with a mixture of breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan and parsley.
- Trimmed to the heart and cut into pieces that are fried, marinated, or served raw.
- Trimmed to the heart and cut into pieces cooked with baked fish, placed in a bulgar wheat or farro salad, tossed with pasta, served with scrambled eggs, or scattered on the top of a pizza.
- Trimmed, cut, cooked and used in a dip with ingredients like Parmesan or mayonnaise.
- Trimmed to the heart which is left whole and used as the foundation for an au gratin, pieces of cooked ham or shrimp, or sautéed vegetables like mushrooms.
Price per count
Every artichoke I have purchased from you has been very good.
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Artichokes are in season
California grows the best artichokes and RydeOn has them while they’re fresh.