How to Boil an Artichoke
Boiling fresh Artichokes is one of the original and classic ways to cook the veggie. Plus, a lot of restaurants still use this method today!
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Place rinsed and trimmed Artichokes directly into the pot of rapidly boiling water. It doesn’t matter how the Artichokes are placed into the pot since they will float when cooking. One simple chef tip is to try to place a smaller pot lid directly over the Artichokes to keep them submerged under the water.
Cover the pot with the lid and let Artichokes cook at a high simmer on stove until they are tender. Cooking time can vary, depending on the size of the Artichokes. A good approximation is 30 minutes for a Medium-sized Artichoke or 45 minutes for a Jumbo-sized Artichoke.
You will know the Artichokes are cooked when a sharp knife goes through the Artichoke base with ease. If the knife goes through with ease (similar to a baked potato), your Artichoke is perfectly cooked and ready to eat.
Don’t forget you can do many things with a cooked Artichoke to add flavor, such as stuff or finish them off on the grill. They also store for several days in the fridge!