Let’s Eat . . . the Best Artichokes EVER!

UPDATE: This post made it to Tastespotting.com!

artichokes, grilled, mayo, lemon, cilantro, green, jalapeno, vegetable, vegetarian, recipe

artichokes, grilled, mayo, lemon, cilantro, green, jalapeno, vegetable, vegetarian, recipe

Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Jalapeno and Cilantro Aioli

 

Serves 4 (as a side or appetizer)

 

salt

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.

artichokes, grilled, mayo, lemon, cilantro, green, jalapeno, vegetable, vegetarian, recipe

artichokes, grilled, mayo, lemon, cilantro, green, jalapeno, vegetable, vegetarian, recipe

 

What is your favorite way to eat artichokes?

 

 

 

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