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 fantastic way to incorporate an open flamed flavor to artichoke dip or pasta dishes. Simply scoop out the artichoke hearts, lightly chop, and use.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: Serves 4
- 8 small artichokes, trimmed and halved
- 1 lemon
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3 sprigs thyme
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing
- salt to taste
Preheat grill. Cut lemon in half and squeeze out the juice in a bowl. Save for later. Cut lemon into quarters. Boil artichokes in water with 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, lemon quarters, thyme. Cook until artichokes are just tender. Remove from water, set aside for about 5 minutes allowing them to dry. Brush with more olive oil and place on grill. Grill for about 3 minutes or until they start to brown. Sprinkle with lemon juice and salt.