Happy Friday loves! To kick off the weekend, I wanted to share my famous grilled artichoke recipe with all of you. If you don’t know this already, it’s pretty hard to achieve the perfect ‘choke, but after a ton of attempts, I’d like to say I’ve perfected the craft!
My way is a little time consuming, so be sure to plan ahead. With that said, they’re worth the wait, and are sure to be a hit at any dinner party or backyard BBQ!
Let me know how you like them!
- Best Foods Mayo
- 2 Lemons
- ¼ Cup EVOO
- Onion Powder
- 1 Small Clove Garlic
- Each person should have half an artichoke, so buy as many needed. Secret Trick- be sure to try and find artichokes with leaves that are tightly bunched - it means they are extra fresh. Also, find ones with thick, long stems because it makes them easier to cut.
- Cut a little portion of the bottom half of the stem off.
- Put your artichokes in a steamer. Once the water gets to a boil, cover with a lid and let steam for about 35 minutes. Bigger artichokes can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes longer. Secret Trick- when you can easily pull off an artichoke leaf, it’s ready. If you really have to pull, it’s not ready! But also extremely important: do let it get too soft because it makes cutting difficult.
- Remove the artichokes. BIGGEST SECRET OF ALL- Stick the artichokes in the FREEZER for at least 30 minutes. I try and do this for at least an hour, but have done it sooner than that in the past. This makes them WAY easier to cut!
- Slowly cut the artichokes in half with a very sharp knife (do NOT use a serrated knife).
- Now it’s time to marinade them! I typically use olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, but I have also used melted butter, crushed garlic, salt, and pepper. You really can do anything!
- Let them sit for another 30 mins to soak in.
- Now you’re ready to grill them! Start your BBQ or an indoor grill and let them slowly heat up!
- My do-to dipping sauce is my lemon aioli. Put about ¼ of a cup of Best Foods Mayo into a little bowl. Add one small crushed clove of garlic, the juice of half a lemon, ¼ teaspoon of onion powder, and some salt and pepper into the bowl. Stir and serve!