Braised Artichokes with Lemon Aioli

September 20, 2013 by Kari Karch

Learn how to make this delicious braised artichokes with lemon aioli recipe from the Kenmore in-house chef Kari Karch!


preparation time
0 mins

cook time




2 lemons

3 artichokes

0.25 cup olive oil divided

0.5 cup chicken stock

0.5 cup dry white wine

2 Raw extra-large egg yolks

1 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 head of garlic roasted and mashed

1.5 cup olive oil/canola blend

1 tablespoons lemon zest


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Fill a medium bowl with water and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon in the bowl, tossing in the lemon halves as well. Rinse each artichoke and trim 1/2-inch off of the stalk. Trim 1-inch off the top of each artichoke. Then cut each artichoke in half, from stalk to tip, and remove the choke with a spoon. Remove the tough outer leaves and trim the outside of the stalk with a paring knife. Add the prepped artichokes to the bowl of lemon water to keep from browning.

Slice the remaining lemon. In a baking dish large enough to place the artichokes in 1 even layer, place the slices in the dish to form a bed for the artichokes. In the center of each artichoke, add a garlic half and drizzle with half the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then place cut side down on top of the lemon slices. Pour the chicken stock and wine around the sides, drizzle the remaining olive oil over the tops of the artichokes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and bake in the oven until fork-tender and the leaves peel off easily, about 1 hour.

While the artichokes are baking, make the lemon aioli in a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Combine the egg yolks, mustard, and roasted garlic and process until smooth. Add the lemon juice and pulse to combine. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the oil until it a thick, creamy emulsion forms. Add the lemon zest and pulse to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.