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Prepping Vegetables for Grilling

Ingredients

Artichokes

  • 4 medium artichokes
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • ΒΌ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Broccoli

  • 1 crown of broccoli large
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Asparagus

  • 1 lb. asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Artichokes

  1. In a 4 qt. pot combine water, white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice.
  2. Clean artichokes by peeling off petals until interior tender green pedals are exposed. Trim down the sides and the stem peeling away a thin layer. Trim the top of the petal end and stem end, split in two lengthy wise. With a small spoon, scoop out the furry choke from each of the artichoke halves. Place trimmed artichoke hearts in pot.
  3. Cover the pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat; reduce the heat to medium low to maintain a gentle simmer. Poach the artichokes for 8-10 minutes, or until the tip of a paring knife slides in easily at the thickest point.
  4. Remove the artichoke hearts and cool on a sheet pan.
  5. Reserve cooking liquid for blanching broccoli.

Broccoli

  1. Peel the broccoli stem and trim to 6 inches long from florets on top.
  2. Cut broccoli into quarters.
  3. Blanch broccoli in boiling cooking liquid reserved from artichoke hearts for 1 minute.
  4. Remove and drain well. Place on sheet pan with artichokes.
  5. Drizzle with oil and season with salt.

Asparagus

  1. Trim the woody end of asparagus off and lay in single layer on baking sheet.
  2. Season with oil and salt.