The Perfect Artichoke
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup mayo
juice of 1/2 a lemon
Cayenne Pepper (to taste)
Cut the stem off the artichoke
Rinse with water by allowing the water to pour directly into the center of the flower.
Place the artichoke in a pot and fill the pot with water until 1/4 of the artichoke is sitting in water. Generously salt. Add aprox. 1/4 cup of olive oil to the pot by pouring it directly on the flower (in the same way you ran water into the center of the flower to rinse it).
Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes.
At the end of 45 minutes pour the artichoke into a strainer and let cool.
Mayo Cayenne Dip
Mix 1/4 cup of Mayo, a sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper, the juice of half a lemon into a bowl. Stir.