Houston’s Grilled Artichoke Recipe: Exploring Culinary Delight

Ingredients: – 2 large artichoke – 1 lemon, halved – 4 tablespoons olive oil – 2 cloves garlic, minced – Salt and black pepper to taste – Lemon wedges for serving – Your favorite dipping sauce (such as aioli or melted butter), optional

Prepare the artichokes by trimming off the stem and about 1 inch from the top of the artichoke. Use kitchen scissors to trim off the sharp tips of the leaves. Rub the cut surfaces with one of the lemon halves to prevent browning.

Fill a large pot with water and add the juice of the remaining lemon half. Bring the water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, carefully place the artichokes in the pot, stem side down. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot. Let the artichokes cook for about 20-30 minutes, or until the outer leaves can be easily pulled off and the base is tender when pierced with a knife.

While the artichokes are cooking, preheat your grill to medium-high heat. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper to create a marinade.

Once the artichokes are cooked, remove them from the pot and drain them upside down to remove any excess water.

Use a spoon to gently scoop out the fuzzy choke from the center of each artichoke. Brush the artichokes generously with the olive oil marinade, making sure to get in between the leaves.

Place the artichokes on the preheated grill, cut side down. Grill for about 5-7 minutes, or until they develop grill marks and are slightly charred. Flip the artichokes over and grill for an additional 5-7 minutes, until they are tender and caramelized.

Remove the grilled artichokes from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter. Serve the grilled artichokes with lemon wedges and your favorite dipping sauce, if desired.

Enjoy the culinary delight of Houston’s Grilled Artichoke, with its smoky flavor and tender texture that's perfect for sharing with friends and family!

This recipe allows you to explore the culinary delight of grilled artichokes, offering a simple yet flavorful way to enjoy this unique vegetable. Whether as an appetizer or a side dish, these grilled artichokes are sure to impress with their delicious taste and beautiful presentation.

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