About this recipe:Fresh artichokes are cooked in boiling water, then basted with a simple lemon, garlic and olive oil sauce and finished off on the barbecue. In my opinion, this is the best way to eat artichokes!
2 large artichokes
1 lemon, quartered
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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Method Prep:5min › Cook:30min › Ready in:35min
Fill a large bowl with cold water. Squeeze the juice from one lemon wedge into the water. Trim the tops from the artichokes; cut in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scrape out the hairy choke. Place halves into the bowl of lemon water to prevent them from turning brown.
Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Meanwhile, preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat.
Add artichokes to boiling water; cook for about 15 minutes. Drain. Squeeze the remaining lemon wedges into a medium bowl. Stir in the olive oil and garlic and season with salt and pepper.
Brush the artichokes with a coating of the garlic sauce and place them on the preheated barbecue grate. Cook the artichokes for 5 to 10 minutes, basting with the garlic mixture and turning frequently, until the tips are a little charred. Serve immediately with the remaining garlic sauce.