How to prepare globe artichokes

Discover how to prepare and cook a globe artichoke.

Points to remember

  • Snap back tough outer leaves until you begin to expose the pale yellow ones. Rub all cut surface with lemon juice as you go.
  • Trim top off and pare down the leaves which cover the base of the heart.
  • Use a teaspoon to remove the fibrous 'choke' buried in the centre. Discard.