-Trim 2 artichokes, leaving 1.5 inches of stem.
-Then carefully peel the stem.
-Pack them upright in a large pot.
-Break a head of garlic up into cloves.
-Pour in 1 cup of water.
-Bring to a boil.
-Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 35 minutes.
-Transfer to a plate; let cool.
-Peel and mash 4 of the steamed garlic cloves.
-Stir in the following:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 TBS finely grated lemon zest
2 TBS fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp white pepper
A pinch of sugar
A pinch of sea salt
-Refrigerate artichokes and aioli separately until ready to serve.