Artichokes are most often served steamed, but grilling them adds a smoky dimension to their flavor. If you can get them, first-of-the-season baby artichokes will yield extra-tender results--double the number of artichokes and reduce the cooking time as needed.
4large artichokes, (3-3 1/2 pounds total)
1 tablespoonextra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
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