Yield
Makes 6 servings

Grilled artichokes are a delicious side dish during the warm summer months. Garnish with more chopped fresh dill.

How to Make It

Step 1

Slice artichoke tops off crosswise to remove tips; discard. Pull small leaves from artichokes. With scissors, cut off and discard thorny tips from remaining outer leaves. With a knife, trim fibrous exterior from bottoms and stems.

Step 2

Half-fill an 8- to 10-quart pan with water. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Add artichokes, cover, and simmer until bottoms pierce easily, about 20 minutes.

Step 3

Drain artichokes and let stand until cool enough to handle. Cut each one in half lengthwise and scrape out and discard fuzzy center.

Step 4

In a large bowl, combine vinegar, 1/4 cup water, dill, soy, ginger, garlic, and oil. Spoon half of the vinegar sauce into a small bowl.

Step 5

Roll artichokes in large bowl of sauce.

Step 6

Lift artichokes from bowl, draining, then lay them, cut side down, on a barbecue grill over a solid bed of medium coals or a gas grill on medium (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds); close lid on gas grill.

Step 7

As artichokes cook, baste every few minutes with sauce from large bowl. Grill until lightly browned on bottom, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn artichokes over and spoon remaining basting sauce into them. Grill until leaf tips are lightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes more.

Step 8

Arrange artichokes on a platter. Break off leaves and cut up bottoms to dunk into the small bowl of sauce.

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