Artichoke with Lemon Butter 

Microwave Power Level: HIGH
Approximate Cooking Time: 13 minutes
Yields 2 servings

Artichoke Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
Garlic salt
2 fresh artichokes (8 oz each)
1 lemon, thinly sliced and halved
1/4 cup dry seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes

Artichoke Instructions:
1. In small bowl, heat butter 1 or 2 minutes until melted, mix butter with the garlic salt, paprika and parsley flakes.

2. Cut stem off artichoke; trim tips of leaves, then rinse. Place lemon in between leaves, arrange artichokes in a microwave cooking dish and pour butter mixture over them. Heat, covered with a casserole cover or with plastic wrap, 9 to 11 minutes on HIGH. 

3. Sprinkle bread crumbs and cheese over cooked artichokes, let stand covered for 5 minutes before serving.