Happy Thursday! I hope you’re having a glorious week. I’ve been trying to unwind – and catch up on sleep – from a busy weekend of graduation events and work.
Some dear patrons of The Good Egg who come to see me every weekend told me recently that they made grilled artichokes. I have never actually cooked artichokes before so I was intrigued. I looked at some tutorials online and just decided to go simple with seasonings and stick to some fresh citrus, olive oil and salt & pepper and grated parm reggiano cheese.
I thought I’d share with you the steps for making them. I didn’t know there were so many things to do to prepare them. It was well worth the effort, though.
First, I cut the stems off, then cut the top 1/4 of the artichoke. Was tougher than I thought!
They smelled amazing already! After they were done, I brushed both sides with a mixture of juice from three limes (lemons will also work), olive oil, salt & pepper and a little garlic powder. I saved the leftover sauce for dipping. :)
Then, we got to grilling! It was our anniversary dinner so we also paired the artichokes with grilled zucchini (from our garden), grilled shrimp (seasoned by the boy), salad, a spinach/tomato flavored couscous and a little crusty french bread.
I grated some parmesan reggiano cheese on top of the artichokes because I saw the cutest mini-cheese and couldn’t resist buying it! Adorbs.
Have a great rest of your day! I’m off to do the Third Thursday Adventure Run with my running buddy, Stacey! :) If you’re in the Phoenix area, I’d highly recommend this super fun and free (!!) event. Plus, you get a free beer at the end. :) Runners love their beer.