Artichokes with Parmesan butter sauce

Globe artichoke leaves were made for dipping and here is a simple butter sauce perfect for the job

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:50 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 502
  • fat 44g
  • saturates 27g
  • carbs 10g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 1.1g


  • 2 lemons, 1 halved and 1 juiced
  • 4 globe artichokes
  • 200g butter, chilled
  • 1 glass dry white wine (about 100ml/3½fl oz)
  • 25g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil with the lemon halves. Cut the stalk off the artichokes. Drop them into the water and boil for 40-45 mins.

  2. Dice the butter. Pour the wine into a pan, reduce by half, reduce heat and whisk in the butter one small piece at a time. Whisk in the Parmesan and lemon juice.

  3. To eat, pull off the leaves, dip the broken end into the sauce, eat this and discard the rest. When you reach the middle, lift out the central leaves, scrape away the hairy choke and eat the artichoke heart.

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