Although many people love them so much that they can eat them on their own, artichokes still serve mostly as an addition to the main dish. They are delicious, simple and go well with many dishes, which is why their popularity has spread in many countries of the world.
Just as you can have leftovers from the main course, it often happens that you are left with pieces of artichoke that are simply a shame to throw away. You may not even know it, but you can reheat them and serve again.
We bring you two reheating methods, in the oven and the microwave.
Reheating Artichokes In The Oven
Reheating in the oven is a good way to keep the artichokes’ juiciness and keep their attractive appearance and texture. Of course, it will take you a little longer than the microwave, but it will pay off.
You want to prevent the leaves from falling apart during reheating, so it is necessary to wrap the artichokes in aluminum foil. Here are the steps needed.
Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 350 °F
Turn on the oven to heat to 350 degrees F. During this period, you will have just enough time to prepare the artichokes.
Step 2: Slightly Moisten the Artichokes and Wrap Each in Foil
To prevent artichokes from drying out during baking, brush a little oil on top of it. You can use olive oil or your choice. If you do not want to put oil, a drop of water will also serve to moisturize. Then, wrap each artichoke separately in aluminum foil.
Step 3: Bake for about 15 Minutes
Put the wrapped artichokes in the oven and let them bake for 15 minutes. Then, make sure they are well heated. They should be ready, but if you estimate they are not, return them for an additional 5 minutes or as needed.
Reheating Artichokes In The Microwave
Well, there is certainly no faster way to heat an artichoke than a microwave. So if you are in a hurry, freely reach out for this assistant. However, apply a few steps to make the result as tasty as possible.
Step 1: Moisturize Artichokes a bit
To avoid the artichokes from drying out, which can certainly be the case in the microwave, add a little moisture.
You can do this by putting a little butter on each artichoke, or you can apply oil with a brush. You can also put a damp paper towel over them so that the moisture is restored. Whichever way suits you best.
Step 2: Heat up to 60 Seconds
We suggest using shorter warm-up intervals and check the condition of the artichokes in between. This way, you will get ideal warmth while avoiding the possibility of overheating, drying out, or burning.
So, turn on the microwave for 20 seconds and then again for 20 seconds and so on until you get the desired result.
Artichokes have become a very attractive side dish in recent years in a number of combinations. They look appealing and taste good, so they are often found on a plate.
If you have prepared artichokes for your guests, feel free to store any leftovers you have in the fridge and reheat for tomorrow’s lunch.
You can reheat them in the oven or microwave. It is important to keep the humidity so that they do not dry out, and thus, become hard and tasteless. The warming up process is not at all complicated, and you will master this task without any trouble.
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