Grilled Artichokes with Mint, Lemon and Garlic Compound Butter

If you’ve read my post on how to steam artichokes, then you’re definitely ready to throw them on the grill. The grilling part, after steaming them, seemed so simple. But I needed something to serve with them. It appears that most people pair artichokes with aioli or some type of mayo based dip. Meh, not very exciting to me. I figured since I’ve been obsessing over compound butters for grilled meat lately, maybe a good compound butter would be just as good just dripping over the sides of an wonderfully grilled artichoke…yes? Well, I tried it anyway! GRILLED ARTICHOKES WITH MINT, LEMON AND GARLIC COMPOUND BUTTER INGREDIENTS 2 steamed artichokes quartered 6 tbsp. (¾ stick) softened unsalted butter 2 large cloves … Read more…

Steamed Artichokes

I have never had the opportunity to prepare or eat whole artichokes. So now that I have some, I’m ready for this new experience. In researching how to cook and eat these otherworldly looking vegetables. I learned many things I did not know about them. Did you know that an artichoke is actually the closed bud of a flower? Or, that you don’t actually eat the whole artichoke, just the heart, and scrape off the white flesh of the petal with your teeth? I love learning about these things! So apparently you can either boil or steam artichokes. Some people like to grill them after steaming, which I plan to try later. Here I’m going to show you how to … Read more…

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