Once upon a time, when my good friend Jeff and I were both single, we occasionally took turns cooking for one another before settling onto the couch for an evening in front of the TV. On one such evening, grill-master Jeff pulled out a marinated artichoke side dish that ended up being the best artichoke I ever had. Later in the evening, I found the recipe online, and have been making it ever since.
Nowadays, with Mr. RGBistro on grill duty, we have these artichokes as often as our garden-ready thistles will let us.
Jeff and his wife Colleen write at The Taste Place; a “group blog serving up food and drink recipes, reviews, tips, techniques, and experiences.” Expert griller and smoker Jeff has a tri-tip recipe that he once made for my office Halloween potluck and contest; IT WON. And Colleen can be found trimming down calorie-rich recipes to make them Weight-Watchers friendly. Head over there if you’re the type of person that fancies a good bourbon, smoked meat and hearty dishes.
For the grilled artichoke recipe, head over to Jeff and Colleen’s blog at The Taste Place. If you poke around long enough, you might find a recipe or two that we guest-posted there before we created our own site.
To grill asparagus (which we also do quite often), simply put them in the same marinade and grill them with the artichokes.