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Cleaning the artichokes

Chef Maurizio Bosotti

Difficulty: easy

Difficulty: easy

Chef Maurizio Bosotti

Difficulty: easy

Difficulty: easy

Method

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    Cut the stems off the artichokes; keep them if you want to use them later to make artichoke cream.

    Cut off the part with the thorns.

    Remove the harder, darker outer leaves until you get to the tender heart leaves.

    Do not be afraid of wasting too much product: if you leave the harder leaves, you will not obtain a pleasant result. If you like, their typical flavour you can use then adding to a vegetable stock.

    Clean the stalks of the harder dark green part.

    Cut the artichokes into half
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    Clean the inner choke with the help of a corer or a teaspoon.

    Fill a bowl with cold water and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.

    Soak the artichokes in water and lemon until ready to use so they do not oxidise and turn dark.

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