Boiled & grilled artichokes with olive oil & rosemary
Artichokes are quite an underrated ingredient in my opinion. They were quite hard to find in Ireland and back when I was living in Belgium I only cooked with a fresh one once, and used tinned artichoke hearts instead in other recipes. They do require a bit of work, but you mostly need a lot of them to get a good meal out of them as more than half the artichoke isn’t edible (or well, not pleasant to eat). But they are so delicious & healthy so hopefully this recipe will encourage more people to give them a try!
The other day though we drove by the Kingston Food Hangar and decided to do our grocery shopping there & in the Tasman butchers next door. As we were browsing the fresh food section I saw these artichokes and I just got so exited that I ended up buying a few of them. There’s a few ways you can cook them, I previously boiled & stuffed artichoke. This time around I’m also boiling them, but after slicing them in half and removing more leaves. Once they are boiled we’re going to grill them in some olive oil & rosemary.
You can eat these as a snack or appetizer with a nice dip, or you can use them as a side dish for your dinner – I’ll share a new recipe using them as a side dish next week!
|3 globe artichokes If possible: baby artichokes.|
|salt & pepper|
|1tablespoon apple cider vinegar|
|1handful basil leaves|