We hit our local grocery store this weekend to have some coffee and pastries while Spencer was teaching sailing. I can’t wait until he gets his driver’s license! On the way out, we saw some fresh artichokes that were pretty inexpensive and picked up a few to take home to try out these Grilled Artichokes.
Give the artichokes a good washing, trim the stem back a bit, and cut the tips of the sharp leaves off with sharp kitchen shears. With a beefy kitchen knife, cut the tops back about half an inch. Then cut the artichokes in half lengthwise. See the picture for how they should look.
Brush all of the cut surfaces with a lemon that is cut in half. The lemon juice will stop the cut surfaces from turning brown.
🍲 Cooking Instructions
Step One: Add about one cup of water to your Instant Pot and add in the raised grate. Set the artichokes on the grate, close the lid, close the vent, and press “manual” for six minutes.
When the timer goes off, open the vent and remove the artichoke halves with a pair of tongs.
Step Two: Use a sturdy spoon to carefully pry the fuzz away from the center of the artichoke. It should be pretty easy to remove it. Try not to remove the small leaves. It should look like the picture.
Step Three: Mix dried basil and sage with a few tablespoons of olive oil and brush this mixture on the artichoke. Not only will it add some fun herb flavors, it will make it easier to remove from the grill without having to worry about it sticking.
🔥 Grilling Instructions
This is a fast-grilling recipe. Set up the grill for direct heat at 350 degrees. I used the GrillGrate on the surface to bring out the delicious flavor of the searing.
Flip the artichoke after four minutes and repeat the searing on the other side.
It really doesn’t take long to prepare this delicious veggie!
Other Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Carrots – These are so darned easy to grill. I prefer to keep the skins on (saves time!) and so the recipe takes even less time. The balsamic vinegar is a wonderful complement to the sweet carrots.
Grilled Sweet Onions – I sliced some sweet onions pretty thick and grilled them. They are a great side dish by themselves, or will be great for a side dish on a nice thick steak.
Brussel Sprout Kebabs – I love these kebabs! Brussel Sprouts on the grill are delish, but add in the bacon and you have a truly delish dish that will be devoured quickly!
Grilled Artichoke with Basil and Sage
- 2 each Artichokes medium
- 1 Lemon sliced
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Basil dried
- 1 tsp Sage dried
Instant Pot Artichokes
- Prepare the artichokes by using kitchen shears to trim the points off of the largest leaves
- Use a sharp kitchen knife to cut off ½” of the top of the artichoke
- Cut the artichokes in half, lengthwise
- Liberally coat the cuts with lemon juice from your cut lemon. This will minimize the “browning” effect.
- Add one cup of water to the instant pot and set it to "manual" for 6 minutes
Prepare the Marinade
- Combine Olive Oil, Basil and Sage in a small bowl.
Prepare the Artichokes for the Grill
- Remove the artichokes from the Instant Pot using tongs (they will be HOT!)
- Use a spoon to carefully remove the inner-most leaves and the fuzzy center
- Brush the marinade on the artichokes. This will minimize the chance of it sticking to the grill
Grill the Artichokes
- Set up the grill for direct heat at 350 degrees
- Place the artichokes face-down on the grill
- Grill for about four minutes and remove. That is enough time to develop a nice sear.