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.