Grilled Artichokes with Garlic Parmesan


  • 4 small artichokes
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 clove large garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Trim the tops of the artichoke by slicing about an inch from the top. Cut the stems from the bottom.
  2. If your artichokes still have the little thorns on the petals you can trim the tips with scissors.
  3. In a steamer pot, steam the artichokes stem side down for about 20 minutes or until you can easily stick a knife into where the stem used to be. It should feel soft like a boiled potato.
  4. Set aside and fire up your grill to high heat.
  5. Melt the butter in a small pan and add the cheese, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  6. Half each artichoke lengthwise and drizzle the olive oil over them. Place on the grill with the inside of the artichoke on the grates.
  7. Grill for about 2-3 minutes or until the inside starts to get charred. Watch them as they burn fast.
  8. Once the artichokes are ready, place them on your serving dish and spoon the melted butter mixture over each artichoke.
  9. Serve at once.