- 4 globe Artichokes
- 1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup minced Garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coarsely Ground black pepper
- 2 Lemon
Are you looking for the perfect appetizer? Look no more! This recipe provides you with smokey, tender artichokes. It’s quickly grilled with garlic which adds a spicy flavor to the simple and delicious dish.
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You need to trim the artichokes with a thin knife, slice stems flat to bottoms, and cut thorny tips from leaves by cutting off the top inch from the tapered end. Cut off the remaining tips with scissors.
Squeeze one lemon and pour its juice into a large bowl; add artichokes and stir to coat cut surfaces with lemon; you need to add enough cold water to cover. Place plate on the top to weigh down artichokes so that they stay covered with water; leave it for 10 minutes.
Pick the artichokes from the lemon water—layout four 12-inch squares of foil.
Add 1 teaspoon of garlic to the center of each square, and then top it with an artichoke. Spread the leaves of the artichoke gently.
Spoon 2 teaspoons of garlic between the leaves of each artichoke.
Pour a tablespoon of oil over each artichoke and sprinkle them liberally with salt and pepper. Wrap each artichoke properly in foil.
Place the artichokes over less heated parts of the grill. Cover and grill it for 45 minutes; set aside for 5 minutes. Get rid of the foil, and squeeze the juice of the remaining lemon over artichokes; then, it's ready to be served.