Thursday, April 23, 2009

Grilled Artichokes

Last night we grilled artichokes. They were amazing. The kids even loved them. Every stem David ate was "good." I had never really done much with artichokes before, except when I make a spinach artichoke dip. However, when I make that I use artichokes from a jar. The recipe was super simple. I got things ready the night before.


4 large artichokes
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup water ¼ cup soy sauce
1 T minced ginger
¼ cup olive oil

  1. Slice artichoke tops off, crosswise. Trim Stems.
  2. Boil or steam artichokes until bottoms pierce easily, or a petal pulls off easily.
  3. Drain artichokes. Cool. Cut each artichoke in half lengthwise and scrape out fuzzy center and any purple tipped petals.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients in a large plastic bag. Place artichokes in the bag and coat all sides of the artichokes. For best flavor marinate in the mixture overnight in the refrigerator but should marinate at least one hour.
  5. Drain artichokes. Place cut side down on a grill over a solid bed of medium coals or gas grill on medium. Grill until lightly browned on the cut side, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn artichokes over and drizzle some of the remaining marinade over the artichokes. Grill until petal tips are lightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  6. Serve hot or room temperature

They are just beautiful aren't they? I love that lightly charred appearance and taste. Eat them hot off the grill. You can't go wrong with this recipe.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

YUM, these look amazing! Come over and make me some, will you?