Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli
Let’s face it, unless it’s in some cheesy dip, artichokes don’t get too much love. This recipe for grilled artichokes with lemon garlic aioli takes them to another level.
To start, you’ll want to clean your artichokes. With a halved lemon nearby, cut off the top inch of each artichoke then the tips off of each leaf. Rub all cuts with the lemon to prevent browning.
Slice them in half & clean out the thistle with a spoon. Rinse them under cold water to remove all dirt & thistle.
Fill a large pot with about 3 inches of water & a sliced lemon. Steam the artichokes for about 15 minutes or until soft.
While the artichokes steam, prep the lemon garlic aioli. Chop the garlic & place all ingredients in a small bowl. Place the blade of an immersion blender over the yolk & begin blending. Hold the blade over the yolk for about 30 seconds then slowly move the blade around until emulsified. Refrigerate.
Drizzle the steamed artichokes with oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Heat the grill to medium heat & grill the artichokes for about 8 minutes.
Once the artichokes are nice & charred, serve with the lemon garlic aioli.