Prep: 1. Preheat grill to medium. 2. Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the artichokes and bring to a boil. 3. Trim stems off the artichokes and slice in half lengthwise. 4. Grate lemon zest, cut lemon in half. 5. Crush the garlic. Make: 1. Squeeze lemons in boiling water and drop rinds in; add salt, pepper, and garlic. 2. Gently put artichoke halves into the water; lower heat to a simmer. 3. Cook 15-20 minutes or until leaves pull away when tugged, turning artichokes over half way through. 4. Remove artichokes with tongs and drain on a towel; let sit until cool enough to handle. 5. Remove and discard the fuzzy choke. 6. Brush the cut side with olive oil. 7.Place cut-side down on the grill and cook about 3 minutes or until grill-marks form. Serve with melted butter or aioli.
This is hand down the best way we've ever had artichokes! You could technically skip grilling them but it really rounds out the flavor and really makes them special. Check out our favorite tips for grilling - http://blog.gatheredtable.com/2015/06/26/barbecue-basics/