Slice the artichokes in half.
Trim the points off the top of the artichokes using cooking sheers.
Squeeze and rub half a lemon on top of the artichokes.
Salt and pepper the artichokes.
Pour water into the steamer with a garlic clove.
Steam the halved artichokes over medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes.
While they are cooking, make the Grilling Marinade.
You can check at 30 minutes to make sure that the water has not boiled away and also to see if the heart is tender enough to eat.
Let the artichokes cool.
Slice out the bitter fibers (hairs) and soft leaves in the middle.
Heat your grill to medium heat.
Brush the inside artichokes with the grilling marinade and season with salt and pepper. Grill the artichokes inside part down for 2-3 minutes. Grill the outside of the artichokes for 2-3 minutes as well.
Serve with Dipping Sauce.
Use a food processor to dice half a sweet yellow onion and 1 garlic clove to make dipping sauce.
Sprinkle salt on top.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
Pour the 2 tablespoons of melted butter and 1/4 cup of olive oil.
Salt & Pepper the artichokes and use a marinade brush on the inside and outside of the steamed artichokes before they go onto the grill.
Instructions Dipping Sauce
Use a food processor to slice 1 cup fresh parsley and 1 clove of garlic.
Add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 cup whole milk and mix again.
Slowly add Vegetable Oil into the mixture until it is a thick dip consistency.
You can add more salt 1/4 tsp at a time after trying the mixed dip. I like mine salty, but make sure to add it slowly because you can't take it back.