1 Large artichoke
2 tsp Extra Virgin olive oil
A few stems of Flat leaf parsley
Vegan XO Sauce
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1. Remove all of the leaves and the stem from the artichoke, leaving only the heart. Place the artichoke heart in a pot and fill with water to cover. Add salt and the juice of one lemon. Crush the parsley stems and add them to the pot.
Bring the water to a simmer and slowly poach the artichoke heart for 10 - 15 mins until tender.
2. Slice the artichoke heart thinly, then press on the top of the slices to create small fan-shaped pieces. Grill the slices together on the barbecue, brushing with olive oil while grilling.
3. Once grilled, move the fans of grilled artichoke heart onto a plate, add salt, pepper, chopped parsley, a splash of lime juice and a spoon of Vegan XO Sauce.