Grilled Artichokes with Parsley and Garlic
Serving Size:Serves 6
6 fresh artichokes
2 lemons halved, plus 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 Tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A yummy way to prepare artichokes rather than traditional steaming.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Trim the stem from each artichoke to 1-inch long, then bend back and snap off dark outer leaves. Cut top inch of artichokes with a serrated knife. Using a vegetable peeler, peel dark green areas from stem and base of artichoke. Quarter each artichoke. Using a small, sharp knife, cut out the choke and remove the purple, prickly tipped leaves from the center of each wedge.
Place finished artichokes in a large bowl of cold water and squeeze 2 lemons into the water and stir. Continue with remaining artichokes
.Once finished, drain the artichokes and place into boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, about 12 minutes.
Drain the cooked artichokes and place onto preheated grill. Cook until tender and lightly charred in spots, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, add remaining lemon juice (1/3 cup) parsley, garlic, and salt and pepper, to taste. Gradually drizzle in olive oil. Toss or drizzle the grilled artichokes with the garlic/parsley mixture and serve.