Artichokes dunked in a creamy homemade dip make for an elegant and unique appetizer.
Wash artichokes; trim stems and remove loose outer leaves. Cut off one inch from each top; snip off the sharp leaf tips. Place artichokes in a saucepan or Dutch oven and cover half way with water. Add chicken stock. Squeeze lemon juice into pan and add the squeezed lemon halves. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper. Bring to boiling, cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until a petal comes out easily when carefully pulled.
Prepare the Green Mayonnaise. Serve with artichokes. Be sure to place a bowl or basket for spent leaves. Makes 8 appetizer servings.
Place the egg product, vinegar, mustard, basil, tarragon, parsley, and green onions in a blender container. Cover and blend 5 seconds. With the blender running, slowly pour in the oil in a thin stream. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika, minced red pepper or tomato, if desired. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.