No more dipping artichokes in mayo! These artichokes are grilled with a lemon garlic basting and dipping sauce. This is the best way to eat artichokes... healthy too!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large bowl with cold water. Squeeze the juice from one lemon wedge into the water. Trim the tops from the artichokes, then cut in half lengthwise, and place halves into the bowl of lemon water to prevent them from turning brown.

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

  • Add artichokes to boiling water, and cook for about 15 minutes. Drain. Squeeze the remaining lemon wedges into a medium bowl. Stir in the olive oil and garlic, and season with salt and pepper.

  • Brush the artichokes with a coating of the garlic dip, and place them on the preheated grill. Grill the artichokes for 5 to 10 minutes, basting with dip and turning frequently, until the tips are a little charred. Serve immediately with the remaining dip.

Nutrition Facts

401.9 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 10g 3% DV; fat 40.7g 63% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 659mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
Great recipe!!! I went to Houston's last week and got a rough recipe from the bartender that was essentially the same – she didn’t know any measurements, but the ingredients were consistent with the recipe listed on this website. According to her, they boil the artichokes for 20 minutes and then refrigerate them for 1 hour before grilling. I just tried the recipe at home (incorporating these instructions) and they came out great. Because I am limited to an oven, I broiled the artichokes on high, as closely to the burners as possible (without touching of course), for approximately 20 minutes. This gave them the nice charred look and flavor on the outside. Hope this helps those without access to a grill. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
Gets three stars because it did not say to take out the "choke," the flavor was not enough at all, and trimming the top of the artichoke is not specified (i.e. cut off the top 1/3?). My husband and I feel like three stars is generous. Not sure why the reviews are so high-- maybe we are just crazy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2007
Great recipe!!! I went to Houston's last week and got a rough recipe from the bartender that was essentially the same – she didn’t know any measurements, but the ingredients were consistent with the recipe listed on this website. According to her, they boil the artichokes for 20 minutes and then refrigerate them for 1 hour before grilling. I just tried the recipe at home (incorporating these instructions) and they came out great. Because I am limited to an oven, I broiled the artichokes on high, as closely to the burners as possible (without touching of course), for approximately 20 minutes. This gave them the nice charred look and flavor on the outside. Hope this helps those without access to a grill. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
Really good, and very simple! I boiled the artichoke halves the day before, drained them thoroughly on paper towels, and refrigerated them before scooping out the chokes with a spoon (don't forget this important step) and grilling them the next day. Get them good and charred for the best flavor! The marinade/dipping sauce is great! I also made a garlic aioli for dipping that complemented the artichokes nicely. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2009
Very good! I do think it's odd that the instructions don't mention to remove the choke, some cooks might not know that they should do that. Anyway, next time I think I would boil the artichokes for longer and only grill long enough to put a little char on them. Great flavor though. Thanks! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2005
I also had grilled artichoke for the first time at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant and loved it so I was very pleased to find this recipe. I've made these a couple times now and will continue to use this recipe. Living in an apartment however outdoor grilling is not really possible for me but I thought broiling these in the oven also worked well. (I made the mistake of placing them too close to the broiler at first... with all the oil on them that's probably not a good idea--I moved them to a lower rack to be on the safe side). Broiling does not give them the same charred look or quite the same flavor as grilling but is still good for a second-best method. Also rather than cutting the artichokes in half before boiling them I boiled them whole first for longer (30 minutes) then drained them and let them cool for a few minutes before cutting them and then basting and broiling. Just my personal preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
This recipe reminds me exactly of the taste of the grilled artichokes at Houston's Restaurant. The only variation I put on it was to steam in a basket instead of boiling the artichoke. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2007
Great recipe and super easy. I used small artichokes and made them for an appetizer - really a crowd pleaser and so pretty on the plate. I boiled them a little longer and also added a small amount of balsamic vinegar to the marinade. Delicious and everyone asked for the recipe. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2006
Very good. Even my kids enjoyed it. Recipe didn't mention removing the chokes before grilling - which I did. They needed a bit more salt but were tasty even without using the additional dipping sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2011
Gets three stars because it did not say to take out the "choke," the flavor was not enough at all, and trimming the top of the artichoke is not specified (i.e. cut off the top 1/3?). My husband and I feel like three stars is generous. Not sure why the reviews are so high-- maybe we are just crazy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2014
Living in the produce capital of America we have access to many fresh fruits and vegetables picked straight from the fields with artichokes among them. Easy preparation though readers should take note that the submitter forgot to mention to remove the "choke" prior to grilling. This recipe had too much lemon in it for my taste buds but that's a quick and easy adjustment. Thanks so much for the submission rosiella. Read More
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