Weekend Special Artichokes

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Artichokes

My love affair with artichokes started right after moving to Texas and my husband’s Aunt Lib made them for us one night!  She had steamed them and served them with a tangy mayo sauce that had garlic and soy sauce in it.  Now my favorite restaurant, Hillstone, serves them while in season, of course, but they finish them on the grill and serve it with a wonderful aioli.  Now I make them at home but serve them with a little light olive oil and lemon juice…it really enhances the meaty flavor of the artichoke without masking it.

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I simply cut them in have, clean out the “choke”, boil for 15 minutes.  Allow them to cool a bit. brush them with the lemon olive oil and grill them on a grill pan or BBQ!  That is it!  Serve with some of the lemon olive oil for dipping.

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