Sometimes, simplicity works best – this grilled artichokes recipe is a perfect example of that. Basic seasonings complement the artichoke flavor really well, and with almost no effort you’ve got yourself a decadent side dish or appetizer!
- Coconut oil
- Lemon juice
- Cut artichokes in half and cut off a bit of the stalk, rubbing them with lemon right away because it oxidizes very quickly.
- Use a spoon to scoop out the choke (this is where watching a YouTube video might be helpful.)
- Then, use a small knife to strip out the tougher outside part of the stalk, again rubbing with lemon.
- Steam them for 15 minutes while preparing some oil and spices for extra flavor and to help them not to stick to the BBQ.
- Take two tablespoons of coconut oil, add a splash of hot water and a squeeze of lemon juice, crush in some garlic cloves, add some salt and pepper.
- Use some tongs to take out the steamed artichokes and use a spoon or brush to cover them in some of the oil concoction.
- Place them on the BBQ at medium heat for 3-5 mins, shutting the lid. When they are done pour on the rest of the oil, lemon, and garlic mix.
- You eat an artichoke by tearing off the leaves and scraping them along with your bottom teeth. You can also eat the stalk and heart.
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