Homemade stuffed artichokes in the Outer Banks, North Carolina
When I cook artichokes, tenderness is both an ingredient and an outcome. Sometimes though, even the most masterful touch can’t make a tough artichoke tender. I typically cook artichokes for 45 minutes to an hour. These artichokes however, purchased in Corolla, North Carolina, were tough as nails after steaming for an hour and 15 minutes. Should I really be surprised? Perhaps not. After all, it’s not like I’m in Castroville. So what’s a guy to do but throw a lobster tail on top and enjoy as best he can. 6/10 on the chokescale.