Grilled Artichokes
  • 6 medium artichokes, trimmed and steamed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  1. Trim and steam your artichokes until the bottom is tender and you can easily pierce them (about 30 minutes). Remove from heat and drain.
  2. When they are cool enough to handle, cut them in half, and scoop out the choke and any prickly petals in the center.
  3. Mix all the marinade ingredients, and pour over the artichokes. Marinate them overnight or at least 1 hour.
  4. When you are ready to cook them, remove the artichokes from the marinade and grill cut side down until lightly browned (about 5 minutes). Turn them over, brush with the marinade and grill for another 3-4 minutes.
Enjoy them hot or at room temperature. They are so good this way and I don’t think they require any dip, but you can serve them with some additional marinade if you wish.
Recipe by Have You Eaten, SF? at