12 baby artichokes (or as many as you have)8 garlic cloves , peeled
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp lemon zest
salt, pepper to taste
Pre-heat the oven to 400º. Trim the artichokes: cut 1 inch off the top of the leaves, remove a few layers of the tough outer leaves until you reach the light green leaves, and with a pairing knife trim the stem up to the base of the artichoke. Add the artichokes and garlic cloves to a small baking dish. Toss them with the olive oil, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Cover with foil and roast for 35 minutes, uncover and cook for 5 more minutes.