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didn't bother to make the aioli, this recipe is that good!! Doubled the ingredients, marinated the steamed artichokes for longer in the marinade,and didn't end up putting them on the bbq, put under the broiler instead. Very good flavor, very good texture, served with a garlic, lemon mayonaisse sauce. Xllnt!! I've found that the easiest way to steam these is to cut the artichokes into quarters ( if using jumbo artichokes) while they're still raw. Its not easy to do, you must use a very sharp knife, and then I put them cut side down in a round pyrex dish filled half ways with water and lemon juice, then cover tightly and cook in microwave oven for about 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool and then remove hairy part and purple leaves and then proceed with the recipe. I like to serve "Mom's Best Dipping Sauce" with this recipe. It is #322625.
I'm in love....with an artichoke! This takes your basic steamed artichokes to a whole new and wonderful level. I was able to steam my artichokes quickly, by using Artichokes Steamed in the Microwave, then proceeded with this recipe. I love the flavors in the marinade, especially the garlic. I used cilantro this time (next time I will try basil, to compare). The fire roasting imparts a lovely roasted flavor. I didn't even bother making the aioli, this is so good just as is...no need to dip! Goodbye butter! YUM.
I didn't make the aioli, but the artichokes were fantastic! The balsamic and grilling pair beautifully with them.