*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                        Seasoned Steamed Artichokes
 
 Recipe By     : Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Healthy And Hearty               Luncheon
                 Vegetables                       Vegetarian
                 Side dish                        Holiday Cooking
                 Money Saving
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4                    artichokes
    4      cups          water
    1      tablespoon    olive oil
    2      tablespoons   wine vinegar
    4                    garlic cloves
    4                    bay leaves
    1      teaspoon      salt
   12                    black peppercorns
   12                    coriander seeds
      1/2  teaspoon      fennel seeds
 
 Slice off the stem and remove the tough outer leaves of each artichoke. Using k
 itchen scissors or a sharp knife, trim the thorny leaf tips and then rinse the 
 the artichoke thoroughly. 
 
 Place the artichokes, stem end down, in a saucepan. Add the water, oil, vinegar
 , garlic, bay leaves, salt, peppercorns, coriander, and fennel seeds. Cover and
  bring to a boil. reduce the heat and simmer for 20 to 35 minutes, until tender
 .
 
 Cooking time will vary depending upon the size and the freshness of the articho
 kes.  To test for doneness, using tongs, tug on an outer leaf or lift an artich
 oke from the pan and pierce the bottom with a knife.  When a leaf can be remove
 d with the slightest resistance or a knife easily pierces the bottom, the artic
 hokes are done.
 
 Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.
 
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 Per serving (excluding unknown items): 156 Calories; 4g Fat (21% calories from 
 fat); 7g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 671mg Sodium
 
 
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