These artichokes are so easy to prepare and are a great accompaniment to any barbecue of grilled meat, poultry, or fish.
- 4 small fresh artichokes
- 1 cup oil-and-vinegar-based barbecue basting sauce or barbecue marinating sauce
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 teaspoons minced serrano chiles
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
Cut the artichokes in half vertically and scoop out the dark leaves and the "fur." Poach the artichokes in boiling, salted water until the leaves start to come off.
Remove and drain. Marinate in the marinade or grilling sauce for 2 hours.
Combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, chiles, and lime juice.
Grill the artichokes for 3 to 6 minutes on each side, remove and drizzle additional sauce over the top. Serve with the dipping sauce.