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Thursday, June 22, 2006


My parents are coming over to my house to bbq tonight. I found this recipe and am going to try it as a side along with bacon cheeseburgers (being that they are low fat and all) Ha!

(Recipe for 4 artichokes, 8 servings ½ artichoke each)
This recipe is perfect for the lazy cook, since all preparation can be done the previous day. The slightly smoky taste compliments the nuttiness of the artichoke and no dip is necessary, although some might want to use additional marinade for dipping.

Ingredients: 4 large artichokes ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup water ¼ cup soy sauce 1 T minced ginger ¼ cup olive oil

Slice artichoke tops off, crosswise. Trim Stems.
Boil or steam artichokes until bottoms pierce easily, or a petal pulls off easily.
Drain artichokes. Cool. Cut each artichoke in half lengthwise and scrape out fuzzy center and any purple tipped petals.
Mix remaining ingredients in a large plastic bag. Place artichokes in the bag and coat all sides of the artichokes. For best flavor marinate in the mixture overnight in the refrigerator but should marinate at least one hour.
Drain artichokes. Place cut side down on a grill over a solid bed of medium coals or gas grill on medium. Grill until lightly browned on the cut side, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn artichokes over and drizzle some of the remaining marinade over the artichokes. Grill until petal tips are lightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes more.
Serve hot or room temperature

I'll let you know how they turn out. Still looking for more suggestions from all of you on your favorite recipes. I'm trying to build up my personal cookbook. Feel free to comment!!


Catch said...

i have never ate an artichoke....lol...and dont intend to...lol. For good recipes Overwhelmed with Joy has quick good ones on Fridays...she is on my list of blogs I like..Overwhelmed. Check her out. Good luck with the bbq...sounds like fun!

Ms.L said...

Mmm,I'll be right over!
That sounds so nice.
I've been craving a burger like nothing else lately!

I like to do asparagus on the grill.
Prep your veg,give em a splash of olive oil,a sprinkle of course salt and grill 'til done. Easy peasy and delish!

Gingers Mom said...

Catch - thanks for the tip. I'll have to check that out!

Ms L - Mmmm...I love love love asparagus. I can't eat it now since I am nursing (gives Brady gas), but I'm gonna have to try that one.

Mommy off the Record said...

Oh wow, I stumbled upon a great post. Now I know what to make for dinner!

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier and for your nice comment :)

Trailady said...

This sounds VERY yummy! I love artichokes- especially on pizza!

Have a great time with your folks. :o)

Miss Kelly said...

A great way to do asparagus on the BBQ - wrap it in bacon first and stick a toothpick to hold it in. It is sooooooo good. Just grill until the bacon is as cooked as you like (I like mine a bit crispy). Then later, enjoy your green urine...

Gingers Mom said...