You can tell when your artichoke is cooked by nimbly taking off a leaf. Some of the leaves can be a bit purple, this is ok. To Prepare. Below I’ve shared my tips for cutting/prepping, cooking, and eating this favorite veggie! This was when I started to cook-really cook… Cook time: 45 minutes. Trim off the stem close to the base so the artichokes stand upright during cooking. Here's how I cook purple artichokes (the little ones): Wash thoroughly and cut off the pointy end of the artichoke head. Fill a large pot with water up to the bottom of a steamer basket fitted to pot. From the “thistle”… INGREDIENTS. Cut off the top of the artichoke, about 1″ or so. Have you wondered what to do with artichokes, or even how to prepare or eat artichokes? The baby Purple artichoke is more properly and commonly known by its given name, Fiesole. Purple Artichoke, Butter, Shrimp, Butter, and Butter. But, to be sure – cool it down and take a bite from the bottom of the leaf i.e. Artichokes are just as pretty as they are fun to eat. I usually cut off about 2cm. I remember EONS ago when I was in college but still living at home. Steam medium artichokes for 30-45 minutes and large artichokes for 1 hour. 2 large Ocean Mist Farms artichokes, rinsed and trimmed; DIRECTIONS. Cover pot and bring water to a boil. How to Cook Artichokes. https://food52.com/recipes/4393-baby-purple-artichokes-fried-in-olive-oil Use kitchen scissors to snip off the tips of each leaf. Artichokes are a unique and delicious veggie. The Purple Artichokes were just as delicious as a regular Globe Artichoke. Nutritional Value Artichokes are inherently high in fiber and low in calories. Boiling method. Trim off just the tip of the stem, leaving as much stem intact as you can (it's delicious). Place artichokes stem-side up in steamer basket. Fiesole artichokes, botanical name Cyrnara scolymus, are the immature flower heads of an herbaceous perennial thistle plant and member of the Compositae family. the part nearest the innards of artichoke. If it falls off easily, it’s probably cooked. No notable difference in flavor or texture. It’s a small part, but this is the only part of the leaf that is edible.