Food how to guide – how to prepare artichokes in pictures and words

Artichokes are great, and, though they are a bit of a faff to prepare, they’re worth the effort. Here are a few photos showing how to prepare them from our last artichoke feast:

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To begin – chop the top 1/3 of the artichoke

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It should look a bit like this when you’ve done that

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Now chop the artichoke in half down the centre of the stalk

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Now start to scoop the centre out of the artichoke and pull a few of the tougher outer leaves on.

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Now continue to scoop out the fibrous inner part

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Once it’s all scooped out it should look like this.

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Keep the prepped artichokes in some water with lemon juice to stop them from browning

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Cook and eat as you’d wish – these ones have been simply BBQed for a few minutes and served as is

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