Artichokes with Saffron Butter
I have always been hesitant about cooking
artichokes however I found that it was in fact easier than I thought. Here it is
served with a delicious butter sauce. This dish serves one but feel free to
double or triple the ingredients as needed. This recipe contains three foods
that are considered to be aphrodisiacs: artichokes, saffron and garlic.
1 artichoke, trimmed (use a scissors to snip off the tips of the pointed
Water to cover
¼ cup butter
6 saffron threads
1 garlic clove, crushed with a garlic press
1. Heat water in a saucepan or pot large
enough to hold enough water to cover the
artichokes. When boiling add artichoke and the juice from the lemon. Lower
heat slightly and cook over medium heat for 25 minutes.
2. Sauce: In a saucepan, heat the
butter and add the saffron threads, paprika and
garlic. Cook just until all the butter has melted. Strain out the saffron threads.
3. To eat the artichoke, pull off a leaf and
dip the base in the garlic butter sauce.
Then nibble on the base of the leaf, pulling it through your teeth to scrape off the
Makes 1 artichoke per person
is a list of foods that are considered to be aphrodisiacs:
Green tea powder