So this guy named Arty walks up to the Whole Foods checkout line and before anyone can stop him chokes 3 people so he can pick up a dropped $5 bill. The next day the local paper’s headline was Arty Chokes 3 for Five Dollars at Whole Foods.
This is my second favorite way to serve artichokes. In the summer sometimes you don’t want to turn on the oven.
Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Mint Oil
- 2-4 artichokes, stems cut to 1″, shaved, topped and leaf tips snipped
- 1-2 lemons
- 4-5 tbsp mint leaves chopped
- Olive oil
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
Squeeze lemon juice into a bowl with spices and add enough oil to make a thin sauce. Slice artichokes in half along stem and use a fork to remove chioke and pointy interior reddish leaves. Place in a pot of salted water with lemon peels and bring to a boil. Cook until just tender, about 15 minutes and pour into ice water. Shake dry and dredge in marinade. Prepare grill, shake marinade from artichokes and grill until done. At the last flip turn them heart up and equally distribute marinade into each open artichoke bowl. Be careful not to spill. Serve hot.