artichokes and garlic butter

You have to like garlic to like this butter.

Garlic Butter

half a stick of unsalted butter

1 clove garlic, super finely grated

In a small saucepan, heat butter to a simmer. Simmer for about 3 minutes.  A foam will develop on the top.  Skim all of this off.  You will be left with a deep yellow liquid.  Pour into a small dish and add garlic.  Garlic flavors will infuse into butter.

For Artichokes:  Trim artichokes by cutting off tops with a knife and leaf spikes with clean kitchen scissors.  Steam artichokes for about 40 minutes.  Serve warm.