Oskar's Grilled Striped Bass

3lb. artichokes...1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil...8 cloves of garlic sliced in slivers...1 teas. salt...1/8 teas. black pepper...1 Tab. thyme...juice of one lemon...4 striped bass fillets about 6 oz each.

Remove the tough outer leaves of the artichoke. Trim the stems and tops.  Slice lengthwise into thin pieces.  Remove the chokes.

Warm the oil in a stainless steel pot.  Add the artichoke leaves, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme and lemon juice.

Cover and cook slowly until artichokes are tender, about 20 min.

Brush the bass on both sides with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Grill over a medium-hot fire, flipping once until cooked through.

Place a portion of the stewed artichokes on top of each serving.............serves 4.