Grilled Artichokes with Spicy Lemon Aioli (can’t.stop.grilling)

I’ve got something to eat your brie with.

It’s an artichoke! Yes, really.

So. Here’s the plan.

Get your brie cheese ready, boil your artichokes for 20 minutes to soften ’em a bit, then place both the cedar plank + brie AND artichokes on the barbecue at the same time.

Grill, sister. Grill.

While everything is grilling, pour some wine. Or grab a beer! I recently had a lovely tangerine beer. Now, spend approximately 30 seconds whisking together this quick and easy spicy lemon aioli. Get your trail mix and honey ready for the brie!

Pull everything off the grill at once.

Quickly pour the honey and scatter trail mix all over the brie. Serve the chokes with the aioli. Sip your drink, eat your melting cheese and dunk each tender artichoke leaf in this spicy, creamy dip.

Love life.

And who said multitasking was hard?

Recipe for the grilled artichokes + spicy aioli is over on the PBS Food Blog today!


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  • Molly @ RDexposed
    July 14, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Lost Coast Tangerine?? Look for a beer called Wheach! Peach wheat beer.

    • kyla
      July 15, 2012 at 7:58 am

      That’s from O’Fallon Brewery, right here outside of Saint Louis. That stuff is gooooood!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    July 14, 2012 at 4:09 am

    PERFECT grilling job on those….I bet they were so fabulous! (and with grilled brie & that aioli…mmm, good!)

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    July 14, 2012 at 4:22 am

    I’ve never had an artichoke before…but look how pretty these look. Makes me kinda want to try one! Thank you Jenna…Happy Saturday.

  • Jen
    July 14, 2012 at 4:33 am

    When’s the new ELR site being launched?

    • jenna
      July 14, 2012 at 8:25 am

      As soon as we finish it!

      • Jenn
        July 14, 2012 at 11:25 pm


  • mom
    July 14, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Please let this be on the menu next week 🙂

  • B
    July 14, 2012 at 6:08 am

    I thought you said you hated beer?!

    • jenna
      July 14, 2012 at 8:25 am

      I used to totally HATE beer!! But…we have been going to a few different breweries around here and I am actually starting to really like it now! so weird.

      • jamie
        July 14, 2012 at 8:37 am

        I am the same way! Hated beer all my life, but now I am starting to like it for whatever reason. Have you ever tried Banana Bread Beer? Delish!

  • DessertForTwo
    July 14, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I learned the beauty of artichokes while living in Cali. Totally love them grilled dipped in a mustard-butter sauce. Ever been to Rutherford Grill in Rutherford? Their veggie plate is TOPS. It has a grilled artichoke on it. To.die.for.

    Happy Saturday 🙂

  • Lily O' Dare @ Candied-Life
    July 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

    yumm! the best artichoke i’ve ever had (besides the simple ones my dad and mom would make for us growing up with their secret dipping sauce) was at the ivy in los Angeles. i would probably never go back there for i believe it has turned into a paparazzi zoo, but it was SO good. pretty sure it was grilled but had some sort of herby-bread crumb thing going on. delish!!

  • A bowl full of simple
    July 14, 2012 at 9:49 am

    You’ve done it again Jenna! Posted one of my favorites like you’re reading my mind before I do!! Have a great weekend!

  • Jill
    July 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Yum! This sounds so good! 🙂

  • Laura @ She Eats Well
    July 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

    This looks so simple and delicious! I wish it wasn’t foggy and cold in SF right now. So not grilling weather 🙂

  • Sarah
    July 14, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I hear you about the grill. It may be in the 100s outside, but I love that grill! Have you tried marinating the chokes first? Balsamic, garlic, oil, etc…so delish! And it’d work well with the lemon aioli too, I think. 😀

  • Cait's Plate
    July 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I’ve never actually cooked an artichoke – I love that you can just pop it on the grill like that!

  • Kim
    July 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    OMG!!!! Two of my favorite foods artichokes and Brie!!!! Must make this ASAP

  • Amy
    July 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Never eaten a grilled artichoke…looks amazing!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    July 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    This makes me want to get over my grill fear…I’m always terrified I’m going to blow it up or lose my eyebrows or something.

  • gia
    July 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I would still love a grill tutorial!! Any interest??? I’m clueless!!

  • Joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    July 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I had no idea you could grill an artichoke! This looks phenom.

  • jenna
    July 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    yum! i love grilled artichokes!

  • Emily
    July 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    OMG I love grilled artichokes! In all honesty I’m not usually a fan of artichokes for some reason but anything and everything is awesome when grilled including artichokes. I can’t believe how many times I just typed the word “artichoke” correctly.

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
    July 15, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Artichokes on the grill–why didn’t I think of that? I’ll pretty much throw anything on the grill. It always tastes so much better than from the stove or oven. Thanks!

  • Rachel
    July 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Um, dumb question…do you eat these the same as if they were just steamed?? I e never had a grilled artichoke before.

  • Liz
    July 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I thought I was the grill queen (and the artichoke queen) but I’ve never thought of grilling artichokes before!

    I have the same question as Rachel, above me. How do you eat these? Presumably, even with a combination of boiling/grilling, parts of the leaves are still too fibrous/woody to be eaten.

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    July 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try grilled artichokes – these look amazing!

  • Jessica
    July 16, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I just recently had artichokes for the first time where I did not hate them and I’ve sort of been craving them ever since. This is an awesome way to get some greens into my diet….which is generally lacking in them.

  • Moni Meals
    July 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Yum. I’ve only actually tried this out at restaurants.
    you’ve motivated me to make a homemade version!
    thanks Jenna.

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See
    July 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I made grilled artichokes too the other night. In looooove. #grillz 😉

  • MoniQue
    July 20, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Hands down one of my favorite simple dishes/snacks. I also LOVE multi-tasking. 🙂