Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Take a large stockpot with a steamer basket or steaming insert and a lid and put two inches of water in the bottom.
Before steaming an artichoke the veggie must be prepped.
Steamed whole artichoke. This steamed artichokes recipe needs only 2 essential ingredients to make on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot. Cut off the top inch of the artichoke. Microwave the artichoke s on high power for 4 minutes.
Trim off the thorny tips of outer petals with kitchen shears. Steam the artichokes for 45-60 minutes. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
Pull off the tough lower petals. The tight-fitting part is very important because its the steam from the hot water that will help keep the artichokes from drying out and turning tough in the heat created by the microwaves. Cut off the stems close to the base.
Rinse all of your artichokes under cold running water and set aside to dry. Bring the water to a boil then turn down the heat to low. I wanted mine nice and tender so I chose to steam them for an hour.
Cover the pot and simmer for 25-35 minutes or until a knife can be easily. Place the artichokes in the steaming liquid bottom up. They are as easy to make and as loved by the whole family as these Jamaican Steamed Cabbage a Green Beans Almondine.
Place the steamer basket or insert into the pan. Place artichokes in simmering pot bottoms up. When they are finished pluck each leaf bite off the meat and enjoy dipped in.
The top should be cut off and the stem if you prefer the leaves should be trimmed and the artichokes should rest in a bath of lemon water to prevent oxidizing while you finish with the rest of the bunch. Cut off the top inch of the artichoke and rub with half a lemon to preserve the green color. Place them upside-down in a pot with about 2 inches of water the bay leaf garlic cloves lemon slices and salt and pepper.