Baby Purple Artichokes
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Seasonality: Apr - Jul
Melissa’s Baby Purple Artichokes have the same great taste as large green artichokes. They are bright purple in color with sharp tips. They are also easy to prepare, cook and eat because they haven’t developed the fuzzy portion of the choke in the center.
Baby purple artichokes make a delicious appetizer when simmered in olive oil at a low temperature, then fried at a higher heat so their leaves open. Sprinkle them with fresh lemon juice and serve. Another way to enjoy baby purple artichokes is to slice them in half, then braise them in olive oil, white wine, garlic and herbs. Serve with risotto.
Look for firm, thin, compact leaves that are bright without discoloration. Store unwashed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.