Been on this artichoke kick lately and have been picking them up at the market whenever they are available. My favorite way to have them is just simply steamed/boiled with mayonnaise on the side as a dipping sauce. So delicious!
A little tip that really works. After you cut off the sharp tips/top of the artichoke leaves, rub some lemon juice on the cut ends and squeeze some on the whole artichoke to keep it from discoloring while cooking. Then you can go ahead and drop it in boiling water or in your steamer. Made the artichoke very tasty as well. yum!