Artichokes with Butter Sauce

Serves 2 | 

A simple recipe with big, big flavor.


2 artichokes
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Water, (for boiling)
Salt, (for boiling water)


  1. Wash artichokes; trim stems and remove loose outer leaves. Cut 1 inch from each top; snip off the sharp leaf tips. Brush the cut edges with a little lemon juice.
  2. In a large saucepan bring a large amount of lightly salted water to boiling. Add artichokes. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or till a leaf pulls out easily. Drain upside down.
  3. Meanwhile, for butter sauce, melt butter on medium heat in a small saucepan. Stir in dill weed, tarragon, oregano and the 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  4. Turn artichokes right side up and drizzle butter sauce over the tops.