What Vivian and her family had for dinner October 11th, 2007. She had steamed the artichokes the day before. Her mother brought over steamed blue crabs and fresh shrimp.
Ds scooped out the middles of the artichokes, saved the tender leaves in the middle for filling later. Dh chopped up an onion, peeled and cut up the shrimp. Vivian took the meat out of the crabs. Chopped up the leaves from the center. Sauteed the onions in butter until they were clear/translucent, added the shrimp bits until they were done, then added the chopped up center leaves and steamed crab meat.
She found it was best to eat from the outside in. Son ate from the middle out. Dh did both. They're still in debate about which method was best but frankly, we all know Vivian's is. :rofl:
That's melted butter in the bowl for the artichoke leaves and heart. :D