Friday, March 28, 2008


When I was young, artichokes were my most favorite vegetable. It may have been because artichokes are fun. Or maybe it was because we dipped them in mayonaise. Either way, I still love them today...along with dad and the rest of my family.

Whenever Steve and I go to Houston's our standard is to share one of their famous french dip sammies and their fire grilled artichokes. We were stumped as to how they got them soooo delicious. Well, I'm happy to report we figured it out!

First trim them up.

Then steam them for 40 minutes or so (depending on size).

Then cut in half and scrape out the furry choke part, and drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper.

Grill them on the BBQ for about 5 minutes a side to give them yummy grill marks.



V. said...

this looks delicious! I'll have to try it out (or the next time I see you, you can make it for me).

k8 said...

mmm, i can't wait to try this. i too love the french dips at houston's but i've never tried their artichokes.

chloe elizabeth said...

Ooh...I love artichokes, but I've never tried them like this. I'm excited to.

Holly Decker said...

looks amazing... whats in the dip? i cant wait to try it!