I boil the artichokes on the stove in an 8 oz stock pot with the lid on at medium/ high heat for about an hour or until the leaves come off easily.
The lemon butter dip is:
2Tbs butter melted
1.5 tsp lemon juice
garlic salt to taste
This recipe will be enough for one artichoke. This would make a tasty appetizer, or you can make it as a meal as I did.