If you like artichokes you are going to love these Broiled Artichokes with Malt Vinegar Aioli.
When we went back to our hometown for the holidays, we went out to dinner with our best friends and their kiddos. At dinner we ordered an appetizer of potatoes and Brussels sprouts that came with this decadent, tangy malt vinegar aioli. Seriously, it may have been my favorite part of the whole meal. I sought to recreate it as soon as we got home. I was OBSESSED.
At the restaurant, the malt vinegar was served with crispy Brussels sprouts but once I got home I thought that it would be perfect with Broiled Artichokes.
I called it Malt Vinegar Aioli but it’s really kind of a cheaters aioli. Aioli is basically just a homemade mayonnaise sauce but it can take some time and uses raw eggs. Instead of going the homemade route with this dipping sauce, I use mayonnaise mixed with malt vinegar and a garlic clove. It tastes just like the sauce we had at the restaurant and was a wonderful dipping sauce for these broiled artichokes.
I know artichokes can seem like a pain to prepare but they a really aren’t all that hard after you’ve done it a couple of times. Usually when I make artichokes, I steam them and they take about an hour. For these broiled artichokes, I cut the artichokes in half and scooped out the center before boiling and then broiling. The result was a perfectly tender artichoke done in a little less than half the time it would take to steam a whole artichoke.
Trust me, one bite of these broiled artichokes in this easy, peasy malt vinegar aioli and you’ll be just as obsessed as me.