How To: Trim Baby Artichokes
Peel the outside layer off the stem with a paring knife, working from the end of the stem toward the bulb.
Get the Recipe: Vegetable Paella
Snap off the tough outer leaves of the artichoke until only pale yellow-green leaves remain.
Cut 1 inch off the top of the leaves. Halve the artichokes lengthwise and soak in lemon water until ready to cook.