I've got a delightful recipe that's bursting with flavors and is sure to impress your taste buds. I'm talking about my artichoke hearts in white wine, garlic and lemon. It's a dish that brings together the tangy goodness of lemon, the savory charm of garlic, and the richness of white wine. And trust me, it's a breeze to make!
Put anything into a pool of white wine, garlic, and lemon sauce, and it’s bound to taste good. This appetizer can be both comforting and elegant, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or special occasion. But don’t let its fancy appearance fool you; it’s surprisingly easy to whip up in as little as 20 minutes.
Consider using a good quality extra virgin olive oil in place of butter for a lighter version. And make sure to choose artichoke hearts that are packed in water, rather than oil, to reduce added fat. To further boost the health factor, you could also add some veggies like spinach or asparagus to the mix for added nutrients and color.
Can I use fresh artichoke hearts instead of canned?
Absolutely! Fresh artichoke hearts will give your dish an even more vibrant flavor, especially if they are in season locally. Just make sure to trim and cook them until tender before adding them to the sauce.
What wine should I use?
For this recipe, a dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio works wonderfully. If you're not a wine enthusiast, you can use chicken or vegetable broth as a substitute.
What can I serve with artichoke hearts?
I like to serve them on a big platter and let everyone just help themselves to however many they would like. You can serve with crusty bread that can be used to mop up the sauce. This recipe would also go great alongside a herby risotto, grilled seafood or chicken, potatoes or over pasta.
How do I store artichoke hearts?
Pop any leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. You can reheat it gently on the stovetop or in the microwave.
Can I freeze artichoke hearts?
Yes, you can freeze this artichoke recipe after you’re finished cooking it, but it’s always better to eat it fresh.
Can I make this dish vegan?
Swap out the butter for a plant-based alternative, and you're good to go. Vegan-friendly white wine is also readily available.