Grilled Artichokes

Grilled Artichokes
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 Artichokes (4 Servings)

Artichokes are so much better grilled than steamed. To get the most flavor out of these small artichokes you want to give them a quick boil before they hit the grill. This is also a fantastic way to incorporate an open flamed flavor to artichoke dip or pasta dishes. Simply scoop out the artichoke hearts, lightly chop, and use.


Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat grill for high heat.

  2. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the juice in a bowl. Set aside for later. Cut what remains of the lemon into quarters.

  3. Boil artichokes in water with 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, lemon quarters, thyme. Cook until artichokes are just tender.

  4. Remove artichokes from water, set aside for about 5 minutes allowing them to cool slightly.  Blot with paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Brush with more olive oil and place onto the grill.

  5. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes or until they start to brown. Remove from grill, sprinkle with a little lemon juice and season with salt. Serve immediately.

  6. Artichokes will keep for up to 3 days after initial preparation stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Enjoy them cold or rewarm in the microwave.