Grilled Artichoke with Lime, Cilantro & Jalapeno Aioli

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2013

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Nothing complicated about these.  And they are crazy good.  I quartered one & halved the other.  I recommend cutting the artichokes in half as the quartered one fell apart a bit.

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Grilled Artichoke with Lime, Cilantro & Jalapeno Aioli

INGREDIENTS

Artichokes

lemon (or lime)

garlic

olive oil

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DIRECTIONS

Trim the small, lower leaves from the artichokes & cut in half.  Scoop out the hairy choke & the sharp-tipped inner-most leaves & discard.  Squeeze lemon (or lime) on the cut side to stop the artichokes from browning.

Boil about an inch of water in a deep soup pan & place the artichokes in upright, stems down and cover.  Steam (making sure you do not, as I did, boil all the water away & burn the outer part of your artichokes) for about 20 minutes or until tender.  Remove & let cool.  Gently squeeze any excess water out.

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My artichokes look already grilled here because I burned them a bit by mistake – by letting the water they were steaming in boil away.  If this happens to you – be more concerned about your PAN than the vegetables.  These guys were still VERY tasty!

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Pour some olive oil in a dish & mix in some minced garlic and S&P.  Coat the artichokes with olive oil & garlic & simply grill them on a grill or on a grill pan until you achieve the desired level of charring.  Serve with Lime, Cilantro & Jalapeno Aioli.

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Lime, Cilantro & Jalapeno Aioli

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used half regular & half low fat)

2 garlic cloves

1 TBS Dijon

pinch of salt

2 tsp lime juice

1/4 cup cilantro

1 TBS diced jalapeno (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Blend until smooth.   Garnish with lime zest, cracked pepper and/or more jalapeno.

Proceed to slather this all over anything in the house – not excluding the dog – and lick, devour or otherwise ingest it – casting all dignity aside.

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