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Mesquite Smoked Artichokes with Tarragon Aioli

Published by: Sarah

  • Apr
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For the Artichokes:
4 Artichokes, with stem, trimmed & quartered
1 Lemon, quartered
1 T Black Peppercorns
4 cloves Garlic, crushed

Steam artichokes with the lemon, peppercorns & garlic in the water for 20 minutes.
When artichokes are done, remove the purple hairy “choke”.
Place in a stove top smoker prepared with mesquite chips.
Smoke for 10 minutes.
Serve warm or room temperature with tarragon aioli.

For the Aioli:
1/2 Cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise – No Substitutes
1 pkg. (2/3 oz.) Fresh Tarragon, chopped
1 tsp Dried Tarragon
2 Dash White Pepper
1 tsp Lemon Juice

Combine mayonnaise, fresh & dried tarragon, pepper and lemon juice.
Let stand to combine flavors.

NOTE: Not everyone has a stove top smoker. When steaming the artichokes, add
1 tsp mesquite liquid smoke to the water. It’s not exactly the same, but an
acceptable substitute.


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