Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Grilled Artichokes: How to Cook Artichokes on the BBQ or Campfire

My cooking partner and I are really into making food over a campfire.  It's so much easier to make the whole meal on one heat source, and what is an open fire but man's first stove?  When we heard about grilling artichokes, we loved the idea, because artichokes are the perfect accompaniment to so many other things that we like to grill.  However, all the recipes we found involved boiling the artichokes first - not an option for the lazy camper.  We wanted to cook them just on the grill.  This recipe is the result of our inspiration.

How to cook artichokes on the BBQ or grill:
Serves two


Ingredients:

1 artichoke
oil
salt
1-2 Tbsp butter
1-2 Tbsp water
lemon juice (optional)

Directions:

Cut the artichokes in half, then scoop out the pale choke in the center.  Oil and salt both sides.  Put a few chunks of butter in the center of the artichokes where they are hollowed out.  In the center and around the leaves, add a bit of water until the artichoke seems like it won't hold much more.  Add a little lemon juice if desired.  Wrap the artichokes in two layers of tin foil and place on the grill or directly in the campfire, flat side up.  Flip the artichokes a few times while they are cooking to grill them evenly.  Cooking time will vary depending on the heat of the BBQ or fire and the size of the artichoke, but typically takes 20-40 minutes.  No need for dipping sauces - the flavor is cooked right in!

Here is the recipe in pictures:
 

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8 comments:

Vicky said...

Wow! I'm impressed! Grilled artichoke on a camping trip!

l'actrice said...

So smart! I'm sure it was delicious:-)

bookcasefoodie said...

You are certainly creative. I bet these are delicious.

Linda said...

Camping food is always fun. I never tried this one. Thanks for sharing it.

Gina said...

Thanks for the comments on my Grilled Artichokes everybody!

GlutenFreePDX.com said...

Gina, Thanks for a good-looking, simple recipe, I'm always looking for great camping meals, this one looks awesome. And great photos, as always!

Anonymous said...

Do you still just eat the regular parts?

Gina Kelley said...

Yes, you still just eat the regular parts of the artichoke when it's grilled like this.