Do you know how to eat an artichoke? If not, go here and find out.
I think this is my favorite vegetable. We usually eat them steamed, but yesterday at our church Memorial Day Picnic, we had them a different way – BAR-BE-QUED! Oh! Were they good! We’ve done this at home many times before, so we were anticipating something delicious! 🙂
Before bringing them to the picnic this is what I did:
Steamed them until cooked.
Reduced some balsamic vinegar by half, which made it sweet.
Added a little olive oil, salt, black pepper and some red pepper flakes.
Cut artichokes in half and removed the inner fuzzies.
Got squares of foil for each artichoke.
Poured a little of the vinegar mixture onto each artichoke.
Wrapped the foil around each one.
When the fire was blazing at the BBQ pit, we threw them right on the flame.
Let them sit there for about ten minutes until they charred a little, then took them off.
Opened the foil and enjoyed those chokes with a little garlic mayo.
This is at the place we bought artichokes to sell at our fruit stand.
This is the field where they came from – in Castroville. This variety is the best – coastal.
Interesting, how they grow.