Another point in Trader Joe’s favor is that these artichokes are loose in the bag. Most other brands come packed in a block of ice, which takes a long time to melt and leaves a lot of excess moisture on the artichokes. With Trader Joe’s artichokes, you can pick out just a few and you don’t even have to wait for them to thaw. The hearts warm through in just a few minutes on the stove and seem to let off very little moisture.
We’ve been using these artichokes for all sorts of quick weeknight meals. Frittatas are a standby - one whole bag is just the right amount. We can use them in recipes like Chicken with Artichokes and Meat Pie with Artichokes, or we’ll just toss them into pasta, casseroles, and gratins.
How do you use frozen artichoke hearts?
(Images: Emma Christensen)