|1/4||Teaspoon(t)||black pepper, freshly ground|
|1/4||Cup(c)||extra virgin olive oil|
|1/3||Cup(c)||lemon juice, freshly squeezed|
Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2 inch off the stem ends of the artichokes and the tips of leaves. In a steamer over simmering water, steam artichokes for 35 to 40 minutes, or until very tender. To prepare the spicy lemon sauce: In a small saucepan, bring garlic, lemon juice, oil, tarragon, salt, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and cayenne to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute. To serve, arrange artichokes in individual serving bowls. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of hot sauce over each serving of artichokes. Serve at once.