Grilled Artichokes with Parsley and Garlic
- 6 fresh artichokes
- 2 lemons halved, plus 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Trim the stem from each artichoke to 1-inch long, then bend back and snap off dark outer leaves. Cut top inch of artichokes with serrated knife. Using a vegetable peeler, peel dark green areas from stem and base of artichoke. Quarter each artichoke. Using a small, sharp knife, cut out the choke and remove the purple, prickly tipped leaves from the center of each wedge.
Place finished artichokes in a large bowl of cold water and squeeze 2 lemons into the water and stir. Continue with remaining artichokes.
Once finished, drain the artichokes and place into boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, about 12 minutes.
Drain the cooked artichokes and place onto preheated grill. Cook until tender and lightly charred in spots, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes.
Toss or drizzle the grill artichokes with the garlic/parsley mixture and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Giada DeLaurentiis, 2007
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis