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Fire-Roasted Artichokes with Herb Aioli Sauce Recipe
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Fire-Roasted Artichokes with Herb Aioli Sauce

2 extra-large artichokes

For the marinade:

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

1 shallot, chopped

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoons chopped basil or cilantro

Salt and pepper to taste

Herb Aioli (recipe follows)

Lemon wedges for garnish

Optional garnish: your choice of caviar

Directions:In medium pan with steamer, bring water to a boil. Trim artichoke bottoms and leaf-tops flat. Steam artichokes for 25 to 35 minutes until tender at the core. Drain, cool and cut in half. Cut out fibrous, fuzzy centers.

Mix together all ingredients for marinade. Place steamed artichokes in marinade for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from mixture and place on char broiler or barbecue with the leaves of the artichokes facing UP on grill. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes depending upon fire temperature, just long enough to heat for serving and add grill-smoke flavor. Remove from grill and serve with Herb Aioli (or caviar, if desired), and lemon-wedge garnish.

Makes 4 appetizer servings.

Source: Rafael Santoyo, executive chef, Phil's Fish Market, Moss Landing, Calif

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