Trimming the Artichoke Stem

Before you begin with trimming, prepare a bowl of cold water with lemon juice.

You’ll need a sharp paring knife or a good quality vegetable peeler.

See here how to Prepare an Artichoke.

Firstly, trim the stem at the base of the choke.
Firstly, trim the stem at the base of the choke.
Cut the whole stem in half or into a managable size.
Cut the whole stem in half or into a manageable size.
With a sharp knife begin peeling away the outer stringy and fibrous skin.
With a sharp knife begin peeling away the outer stringy and fibrous skin.
Peel enough away to reveal the tender inner flesh.
Peel enough away to reveal the tender inner flesh.
Work your way all around the stem until you have nother but the core of the stem.
Work your way all around the stem until you have nothing but the core of the stem.
Remove the blackened end if necessary.
Remove the blackened end if necessary.
Now it's up to you how you need to use the stem. You can leave them whole or slice them down the middle.
Now it’s up to you how you need to use the stem. You can leave them whole or slice them down the middle.
or even cut them into smaller bits.
or cut them into smaller bits.
No matter how you cut them, remember to now put them into lemon water until you need to use them.
No matter how you cut them, remember to now put them into lemon water until you need to use them.