Monday, July 5, 2010

Flame Grilled Goodness!

I have to share my latest food obsession... grilled artichokes!
I dunno where they have been all my life but OMG! I can't get enough of them. Sprinkle some coarse sea salt & some fresh squeezed lemon. You'll love it ~ Pinky swear!

Flame Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Dipping Sauce
* 2 large artichokes
* 3 teaspoons crushed garlic
* 1 lemon, halved
* ½ teaspoon sea salt
* ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
* ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

2. Add the artichokes to the boiling water for 20-25 minutes or until the leaves pull off easily. Remove the artichokes & allow to cool.

3. In a medium bowl, squeeze the juice from the half of one lemon. Stir in olive oil, garlic, sea salt, & pepper.

4. Once artichokes are cool enough to handle, cut them in half. Brush them with the lemon garlic mixture to fully coat.

5. Place the artichokes flat side down & grill for 5 minutes until slightly charred. Flip the artichokes & grill for another 3 minutes until the opposite side is also slightly charred.

6. Remove from grill, squeeze the second half of the lemon & sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with the remaining lemon garlic sauce to dip in.



  1. Wow that sounds amazing!!

  2. I love artichokes and they are soooo good for you! This looks yummy!

  3. Mmmm always see these on sale and never knew how to cook them. Thanks!!

  4. looks absolutely DELISH!!!!