Homemade mayonnaise is in a class by itself. With the addition of garlic it makes a perfect sauce which can liven up a whole lot of food stuffs. Though, mayonnaise might be a little higher in calorie content, but when teamed with healthy food like vegetables, the nutritious content of the latter compensates the decadent effect of this sauce.
A boiled or grilled artichoke dipped in garlic mayonnaise is a lavish indulgence. To eat, all you need to do is peel the leaves off one by one, dip the fleshy part of the leaf into the garlic mayonnaise and draw the flesh with your teeth. The creamy sauce blends with the flesh and entices our taste buds with this unique fusion. The garlic overtone adds the final touch to this royal dish and you will find it difficult to divert back to the boring boiled artichokes again.
The artichokes are great for our appetite and boosts up our bile secretion at the same time. Rely on artichokes for fibre, vitamin C, folate, iron and magnesium – they will never disappoint you.
- 5 medium artichokes
- ************For the garlic mayonnaise:
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- 1 garlic clove minced
- Salt to taste
- ************For the marinade:
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Juice of 2 lemons
- A pinch of salt
- Combine ingredients for the garlic mayonnaise in a small bowl and allow to cool in fridge.
- Beat the marinade ingredients thoroughly and keep it aside.
- Cut off the outer leaves at the bottom of the artichokes as well as the spiny tips of the leaves.
- Half the artichokes and add to the marinade.
- Coat them evenly with the marinade and leave them like this for an hour.
- Arrange the artichokes on a cooking grate and grill for about 25 minutes, until they are soft and properly cooked.
- Serve with garlic mayonnaise at the side.