Sunday, September 12, 2010

Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Aioli

Okay, so here’s the deal. I LOVE artichokes. Artichoke Dip… Artichoke’s in pasta/salads… etc. However, dealing with whole artichokes used to (up until last weekend) intimidate the heck out of me! Why? I don’t know. I think it was just that I had never seen anyone prepare them… canned artichoke hearts were all I knew!  I was CLUELESS!  Well, for my Foodbuzz 24×24, I decided it was time to get over my fear.  I found this YouTube video that explained it all, followed it to the tee, and it worked beautifully (Thank you
For directions on how to eat the artichoke (if you are clueless, like I was!) – Check this out! Man, am i ever grateful for step by step photos! :) Not exactly the most graceful thing to eat… but it sure is TASTY!
As  for the Glorious Garlic Lemon Aioli! (Man was this stuff delicious!!) I kinda made it up as I went!

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Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Aioli


For the Artichokes:
2 Whole Artichokes
Juice of 1-2 Lemons
2-3 TBS Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic
Kosher Salt
Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

For the Lemon Aioli
3/4 Cups Mayo (I used the Olive Oil kind)
Juice of 1-2 lemons (depending on your liking)
1 Garlic Clove (grated)
1 tsp lemon zest
Dash of Oregano
Dash of Cayenne
Dash of Salt & Pepper


For the Artichokes:
Follow the video Instructions on how to prepare the artichoke. Place a clove of garlic in each artichoke, drizzle with lemon juice, olive oil, salt & pepper. Wrap in foil (twice). Place into baking dish, and then bake for 1 hr 20 minutes at 425º F. Remove from foil and ENJOY!

For the Aioli:
Mix together well and serve as a dipping sauce for warm artichokes!

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One Response to “Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Aioli”

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    notyet100 — September 12, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

    sounds yum,.

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