Charred Artichokes with Smoky Lemon Aioli Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 479
Daily Value: 24%
Servings: 4

High-Fiber, Low-Carb
Sugar-Conscious, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free
Fat45g69%
Saturated0g0%
Carbs18g6%
Fiber9g36%
Sugars2g0%
Protein6g11%
Cholesterol23mg8%
Sodium905mg38%
Calcium79mg8%
Magnesium100mg25%
Potassium626mg18%
Iron2mg13%
Zinc1mg6%
Vitamin A272IU5%
Vitamin C23mg38%
Thiamin (B1)0mg8%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg7%
Niacin (B3)2mg9%
Vitamin B60mg9%
Folic Acid (B9)115µg29%
Vitamin E0mg2%
Vitamin K25µg32%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0g0%
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Charred Artichokes with Smoky Lemon Aioli
John Lee

Charring artichokes gives them a smoky aroma, and a simple lemon aioli is the perfect accompaniment to this easy-to-make appetizer that will have your guests coming back for more. Try this recipe with baby artichokes, too; just be sure to adjust the cooking times appropriately.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large globe artichokes, stems trimmed
  • Vegetable oil, for the grill or skillet
  • 1 cup aioli or good-quality store-bought mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Hot sauce, such as Tabasco or Crystal, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

Set a steamer basket in a large pot with a lid, fill with 1 inch of water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Set the artichokes stem end down in the basket, cover, and steam until a knife meets no resistance when it pierces the stem of an artichoke, 20-25 minutes. Slice the artichokes in half lengthwise.

Heat a well-oiled grill or cast-iron skillet. Add the artichokes, cut side down, on the hot surface and let sit until they are slightly blackened. (Charred or just steamed, the artichokes can be served warm or slightly chilled.)

Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, whisk the aioli, dill, capers, lemon zest and juice, sea salt, and paprika until well combined. Add the hot sauce, season with black pepper, to taste, and stir.

To serve, arrange the artichokes in 4 salad plates, and divide the aioli mixture among small bowls for dipping.

Recipe Details

Adapted from "Try This at Home" by Richard Blais (Clarkson Potter, 2013)

Servings: 4
Cuisine: American

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