Artichokes are steamed in the Instant Pot then charred on the grill to give them a smoky flavor!
2 whole artichokes, leaves trimmed and top one-inch cut off and fuzzy choke removed with a spoon
Wedge of fresh lemon and its juice
1 cup water
Chopped parsley for garnish, optional
Aioli for Dipping
Trim the tough end of the artichoke stem leaving an inch or more. Run the lemon wedge over the cut surfaces of the artichoke then squeeze the juice into the Instant Pot.
Pour the 1 cup of water into the IP and place the prepared artichokes, stem side up, on the steamer rack in the Instant Pot and secure the lid.
Set the IP to Manual and the timer to 15 minutes. (If the artichokes are very heavy, cook them for 20-25 minutes, depending on their size.) Be sure the valve is in the “sealed” position.
When finished steaming, quick release the steam then remove the artichokes with a tongs and set on a plate to cool.
When cooled, slice them in half vertically, brush with olive oil and grill on a hot preheated grill, cut side down, until nicely charred.
Garnish with parsley. Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice.