Hasty Bake Grilled Artichoke

      Hasty bake artichoke with sun-dried tomato aioli is a unique and delicious dish you can serve as an appetizer. Made over a hasty grill, the artichoke offers flavor mainly from basting butter and white wine mixture. The smokiness from the grill makes it a delicious dish to be enjoyed during summer BBQ.

Can you make artichoke on a Hasty Bake grill?

The beauty of a grill is that it is versatile. Because you have so much heat going on inside it from the wood and coal, you can cook pretty much anything on a grill. Most people prefer cooking meat on a grill while others experiment with a few vegetables like corn on the cob, bell peppers, asparagus, carrots etc. as well. Among the many vegetables, how many have you ever thought of cooking artichokes on a grill? Artichoke is a somewhat underestimated vegetable. You will either like it or not. There is no grey area
when it comes to artichokes. Now, if you fancy trying new dishes, I would recommend you try to make artichoke on a grill. It’s super easy, and the best part is it is tasteful. It will take artichoke to a whole new level in terms of flavor, and you will definitely like it! So, can you make artichoke on a Hasty Bake grill? Of course, you can! In fact, by the time you have tried it, I bet you will make it every time you make a meal over a hasty grill!

How to grill artichoke and dip it on a Hasty Bake grill?

Grilling artichokes on a hasty grill and preparing a rich aioli sauce to go with it is super easy. You can prepare this dish as an appetizer and serve it to your friends and family. The unique blend of flavors will
win everyone over! Here are a few simple and easy steps you have to follow to make artichoke and aioli on a hasty grill:

Step 1: First of all, you have to cut and trim the artichoke to make it dibble. For that, start by cutting the top cap of the artichoke. Now using kitchen shears cut off the sharp leave edges. Cut the artichokes in half.

Step 2: Now pour chilled water into a bowl, place artichoke halves in the water trim-side facing downwards, and let them sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 3: Meanwhile, fill a saucepan with water and place a steamer rack in it. Place the saucepan on a hot grill. Once the steam starts to appear, take the artichokes out of the water and place them on the steamer. Place the lid and let then steam for 25 to 30 minutes.

Step 4: Once the time is up, pierce them with a fork or a sharp knife to check the doneness. Once tender, remove them from the steamer and let them cool down a bit.

Step 5: Once they are cool enough to handle, using a spoon, scoop out the central spikes out.

Step 6: Add butter, white wine, and lemon juice to a small saucepan. Mix well and place it on the grill as well so that the butter melts and everything unifies.

Step 7: Once the artichokes are clean, place them on a hot grill skin side downwards. Baste them with the prepared butter and wine mixture a couple of times as you flip them to get a nice char on them, so they are tender.

Step 8: Once the artichokes get the char you desire, remove them from the oven and place them on a
serving plate.

Step 9: Cut the onion in a quarter and place them over an aluminum foil. Drizzle olive oil on top, wrap the onion and place it over the grill. Repeat the same with garlic cloves and grill the two ingredients for 15 minutes or until you get a char on them.

For the aioli:

Step 10: In a high-speed blender, add mayonnaise, sun-dried tomatoes, red wine vinegar, paprika, chili powder, and salt. Blend until you get a creamy texture.

Step 11: Add charred garlic cloves and caramelized onions as per your liking and blend until you get a nice consistency.

Step 12: Serve the artichokes with this dip, and enjoy!