Grilled Artichokes


  • 10 Baby artichokes
  • 4 Cloves of garlic - very finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs Fresh Parsley - very finely chopped
  • EV olive oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt & pepper-


  1. Clean the artichokes by removing the outer leaves until you reach the yellow light green part of the artichoke.
  2. Cut the top part of the leaves (about 3/4 inch), trim about 1/4 inch of the stem and peel the stem.
  3. Cut the artichoke in half and place them in a bowl of water in which you have squeezed the juice of one lemon.
  4. Clean all your artichokes and keep them in water for about 10 mins.
  5. Put a very light coat of  olive oil in a cast iron pan and let it get very hot.
  6. Coat each piece of artichoke with a very thin film of olive oil and put them in the pan facing down.
  7. Cook them for about 5-6 mins. or until they begin to turn brown.
  8. Turn them over and cook them for another about 7-8 mins.
  9. Put all the artichokes in a platter facing up.
  10. In a little bowl, put 5 Tbs of olive oil and add the garlic and parsley.
  11. Mix well and with a teaspoon spread over each artichoke.
  12. Sprinkle with salt and fresh black pepper

Grilled artichokes, urban markets