Easiest Steamed Artichokes Ever
5 or 6 baby artichokes (or 1 large artichoke)
1 lemon, halved
Photographed by Erin Phraner
Mix 1/2 cup mayonnaise, one clove garlic, grated; one tablespoon minced chives, one teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a bowl.
Melt one stick unsalted butter; scrape off the foamy milk solids that rise to the surface using a spoon. Stir in 1/3 cup packed fresh tarragon leaves and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Combine one shallot, minced and 1/4 cup red wine vinegar in a bowl; let sit 10 minutes. Whisk in one teaspoon Dijon mustard and 1/4 teaspoon salt.