Monday, May 2, 2011

Grilled Artichokes

A few weeks ago I went to Columbus to visit some friends. We ate at an amazing little restaurant called "Third & Hollywood," owned by the same people who brought me my favorite veggie burgers at "Northstar Cafe." 

Sipping on my dirty martini as we were waiting to be seated, I noticed a couple eating whole grilled artichokes. They not only looked delicious, but also so pretty, so we decided they were a must to try. After figuring out how exactly to eat them (I'll admit they are a bit of work to consume), we were all impressed and I've since been experimenting with making the myself. Usually they are served with a mayonnaise based sauce, like and aioli or remoulade, but I serve them with tzatziki to keep them on the lighter side.

Grilled Artichokes
  • 2 large artichokes
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
1. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Cut top third off of the artichokes.

2. Take 1 tbsp of lemon juice per each artichoke and pour into cut side.
3. Once water is boiling, salt, and place the artichokes in, cut side down. Boil for 15 minutes.
4. Remove artichokes from water and let cool. Cut into half and remove purple leaves and hairy choke.
5. In a small bowl combine remaining lemon juice and olive oil. Brush onto artichokes. 
6. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder on the artichokes. 
7. Place on the grill, off the direct heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, until lightly charred.


  1. Did you find that this worked out as well as the North Star artichokes?


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