Cracked pepper and a subtle lemon flavor perfectly accent these beautiful grilled artichokes.
1 pound artichokes
3 cloves garlic
Fresh ground pepper
1. Get a large pot of heavily-salted water boiling. Add the garlic and squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon, then also drop the peel into the pot.
2. To prep the artichokes, first cut the pointy tops off the leaves. Trim away the tough outer leaves and peel the stems. Cut the chokes in half and use a spoon to remove the inner leaves. Put the artichoke in the boiling water and boil until just tender, about 8-10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, heat the grill to hot. Drain the chokes and drizzle with a good amount of olive oil and grind some pepper over. Place artichokes on the grill cut side down. Grill for a couple minutes until artichokes start to char, then flip and grill them leaf side down.
4. Transfer to a platter and top with extra lemon juice.