Italian Steamed Artichokes
1 large Artichoke (about 1 pound)
1 Garlic Clove, sliced thin
1 Bay Leaf
1/4 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
Snip the thorns off the artichoke leaves. Place the garlic slices inside the leaves throughout the artichoke. Put the artichoke into a medium-size saucepan. Add water to come halfway up the artichoke.
Put the bay leaf in the water.
Crush the coriander seeds, oregano and basil together; sprinkle on top of the artichoke.
Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, or until the leaves pull off easily.