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Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Jalapeno and Cilantro Aioli
Serves 4 (as a side or appetizer)
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 roasted jalapeno, seeds removed (you can add more or less depending upon your preference, just taste as you go)
1 bunch cilantro (about 1 cup)
4 fresh artichokes, stems removed
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Add the lemon juice, zest, mayo, cilantro and jalapeno to a blender. Blend until smooth. Add salt to taste. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Boil a large pot of salted water. Add the artichokes. Cook for about 10 minutes.
Cut in half. Remove the ‘hair’ and toss with olive oil. See image below for explanation.
Next, place artichokes on a hot grill for about 10 minutes.
Remove artichokes from grill. Serve with aioli.
Seriously, the best artichokes I’ve ever had. I ate all four. I just couldn’t stop myself. I love the smoky flavor that grilling adds to the artichokes. This is a must try recipe!
Here’s some photos of the ‘hair’ removal process.
What is your favorite way to eat artichokes?