Marinated and Grilled Artichokes
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 2-4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 boiled or steamed artichokes (follow directions above through step 9)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
Instructions
  1. Slice boiled/steamed artichoke in half
  2. Remove purplish leaves from center
  3. Remove hairy “choke” from above the heart with spoon, knife, or judiciously applied fingers
  4. Mix vinegar, soy sauce, oil, water and ginger in a gallon sized resealable bag
  5. Add 4 half artichokes to bag, turn to coat in marinade
  6. Allow to sit 30-60 minutes
  7. Remove artichokes from bag, reserving marinade
  8. Heat on high grill face down for 5-8 minutes, or until it starts to brown on the edges
  9. Turn over on back, drizzle with reserved marinade, cook for an additional 5 minutes
  10. Serve!
Notes
6-5-11 Addendum: Someone recently suggested slicing the artichokes before you boil them, if you are going to grill them (don’t do it if you are eating them without grilling). This solves the difficulty of slicing and removing the chokes from the boiled whole artichokes, and was indeed much easier, though you have to be careful not to overboil them, as it is easier to do this when halved than it is whole.
Recipe by The Taste Place at http://www.thetasteplace.com/2010/09/19/artichokes-two-ways-in-order-of-increasing-awesomeness-boiled-to-grilled/