I absolutely love artichokes, but I've only ever had them jarred or canned. I've eaten them directly out of the jar and made various dips with them, but packed in oil or mixed with mayo is not necessarily the healthiest way. On their own, the artichoke is a low-calorie, nutrient-rich vegetable. It is an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, and a good source of folate and magnesium. It is also a natural source of antioxidants.
On the hunt to find a healthier way to prepare artichokes, I found this recipe idea at Food.com for Grilled Drunken Artichokes. I have been excited to test it out for several months. Last week we ran upon the artichokes on sale 6 for $1. At that price it was the perfect time to try the recipe out. We tweaked the recipe to make it our own and using the ingredients that we already had.
After the artichokes were boiled, we cut them in half...
... and got them drunk on the marinade.
Christian helping dad take the artichoke from the marinade to put on the grill
The artichokes all laid out on the Wolfgang grill.
Mmm... don't they look delicious!!!
Ready to serve!! Mmm...Mmm
The result... delicious!!!! Christian really, really liked them.
He even ate one the following day as an after school snack.