Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Grill Time
15 Mins
Makes 8 servings

You can prep Steps 1 and 2 the day before and place artichokes in zip-top plastic bags in the refrigerator. The choke is the inedible prickly center of the artichoke you scoop out after boiling in water.

How to Make It

Step 1

Wash artichokes by plunging up and down in cold water. Cut off stem ends, and trim about 1 inch from top of each artichoke. Remove and discard any loose bottom leaves. Trim and discard one-fourth off top of each outer leaf with scissors.

Step 2

Bring artichokes and water to cover to a boil in a Dutch oven; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes. Drain; pat dry with paper towels.

Step 3

Cut artichokes in half lengthwise. Remove choke using a small spoon or melon baller. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus.

Step 4

Stir together olive oil and next 3 ingredients. Brush cut sides of artichoke halves with one-third of olive oil mixture. Brush asparagus evenly with one-third of olive oil mixture, reserving remaining olive oil mixture for later use.

Step 5

Grill artichokes and asparagus, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Grill artichokes, cut sides down, 10 minutes; turn and grill 5 more minutes. Grill asparagus 1 to 2 minutes; turn and grill 2 more minutes or until tender. Garnish, if desired. Drizzle with reserved olive oil mixture, if desired, and serve immediately.

Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana, Fort Worth, Texas

Ratings & Reviews

Just OK

May 07, 2016
This was our first experience with grilled artichokes, and it was disappointing; not terrible, just ok. I think they were overcooked: too much time in the pot and too much time on the grill (perhaps our fire was too hot). They were charred.; We trimmed the surfaces but that "burned" flavor still filtered through. The olive oil/lemon juice was not strong enough to impart much flavor. We ate them, but no one really thought they were that good.  If I do this again, I will definitely cut down on the cooking time and steam, rather than boil, them first. We did not make the asparagus.


November 24, 2015
I would give a rating of 3 for the artichokes and a 5 for the asparagus.  The artichokes were a bit burnt and dried out.  I served this with chicken sausages and perogies.