Catalan Grilled Artichokes

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 204


8 fresh artichokes, medium
1/2 lemon
1 cup butter, unsalted (2 sticks)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup parsley, minced fresh Italian (flat-leaf)
salt, coarse (kosher or sea)
black pepper, lots of cracked or coarse ground pepper


1. Preheat the grill to medium-low.

2. Cut the stems off the artichokes so they stand upright. Rub the bottoms with the lemon to prevent discoloring. Trim the spiny tips off the leaves with a scissors. Using your fingers, gently push the leaves apart to open the artichoke like a flower.

3. Melt the butter in a small, heavy saucepan over low heat, then add the garlic and parsley, increase the heat to medium, and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the garlic loses its rawness, about 3 minutes. Brush the artichokes all over with a generous amount of the butter mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour a spoonful of the mixture over the top of each artichoke, letting it drip into the leaves.

4. When ready to cook, arrange the artichokes on the hot grate, stem sides down, and grill until the bottoms are a deep golden brown, rotating often with tongs to ensure even cooking. Baste often with the butter mixture and season generously with salt and pepper. You’ll need about 30 minutes to brown the bottoms.

5. Starting in the center, working with tongs, again spread the artichoke leaves out to open each artichoke like a flower. Baste with more garlic butter and season with more salt and pepper. Invert the artichokes and cook until a deep golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes more. The leaves should be crisp and should pull out easily the heart should be tender (test it for doneness by inserting a skewer). If using a charcoal grill, add 25 fresh coals after 1 hour.

6. Turn the artichokes again (the bottoms should now be on the grate) and baste and season again. Cook a few more minutes to rewarm the bottoms. Drizzle the artichokes with any remaining garlic butter and serve immediately.

Serves 8

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 204
Calories from Fat: 200

This Catalan Grilled Artichokes recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

More Recipes from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook:
Argentinian Grilled Eggplant
Catalan Grilled Artichokes
Chorizo Grilled Mushroom
Fire-Roasted Breadfruit
Foil-Grilled Potatoes With Asian Seasonings
Garlic Kebabs
Georgian Vegetable Kebabs
Greek Garlic and Lemon Roasted Potatoes
Grilled Corn With Shadon Beni Butter
Grilled Dilled Tomatoes
Grilled Eggplants With Miso "Barbecue" Sauce
Grilled Fennel
Grilled Green Onions Romesco / Calcots
Grilled Long Beans
Grilled Mushroom Caps With Arugula Butter
Grilled Okra
Grilled Plantains
Grilled Sweet Potatoes With Sesame Dipping Sauce
Grilled Vegetable In The Style Of Santa Margherita
Japanese Vegetable Mixed Grill / Robatayaki
Korean Grilled Mushroom and Scallion Kebabs
Marinated Grilled Peppers With Olives and Anchovies
Onions And Potatoes Grilled In The Coals
Peruvian Potato Mixed Grill
Potatoes a' la Ketchup
Sesame Grilled Oyster Mushrooms
Shiitake and Scallion Kebabs
Tandoori Cauliflower
West Indian Grilled Vegetables / Choka
West Indian Pumpkin Gratin

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.