The Perfect Artichoke - How to Make Marinated Grilled Artichokes | Summary and Q&A

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July 16, 2014
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The Perfect Artichoke - How to Make Marinated Grilled Artichokes

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Learn how to prep, marinate, and grill artichokes to perfection for a delicious and flavorful meal.

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Key Insights

  • 😑 Pre-steam or pre-boil artichokes before grilling to ensure they become soft and tender.
  • 👱 Removing the top, stem, and center with frizzy hair-like material is crucial for prepping artichokes.
  • 🌿 A marinade with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper enhances the flavor of grilled artichokes.
  • 😅 Grilling artichokes on a hot side of the grill and then finishing them on a cooler side helps achieve the perfect texture and flavor.
  • 🍃 The entire artichoke, including the leaves, is edible when properly grilled.
  • ❓ Grilled artichokes offer a unique and delicious flavor that is addicting.
  • ❓ Artichokes can be grilled once a week for a tasty and healthy meal option.

Questions & Answers

Q: How should I prep the artichokes before grilling?

To prep the artichokes, cut off the top and stem, and remove the center with the frizzy hair-like material. Pre-steam or pre-boil them for around 15 to 20 minutes until they are soft.

Q: What should I include in the marinade for the artichokes?

The marinade should consist of minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh herbs (such as thyme and oregano), and salt and pepper. You can also add a touch of red wine vinegar for extra flavor.

Q: How should I grill the artichokes?

Place the artichokes on a hot side of the grill for browning. Move them to the cooler side to finish cooking, and then coat them in the marinade before serving.

Q: Can I eat the entire artichoke, including the leaves?

Yes, when grilled properly, you can eat every single leaf of the artichoke. The flavor is unique and unlike anything you've tasted before.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The arch choke can be intimidating and confusing, but by following a few key steps, you can make the perfect grilled artichoke.

  • Pre-steam or pre-boil the artichokes to soften them before grilling.

  • Cut off the top and stem, and remove the center to prep the artichokes for grilling.

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