Clean the artichokes by removing the outer leaves until you reach the yellow light green part of the artichoke.
Cut the top part of the leaves (about 3/4 inch), trim about 1/4 inch of the stem and peel the stem.
Cut the artichoke in half and place them in a bowl of water in which you have squeezed the juice of one lemon.
Clean all your artichokes and keep them in water for about 10 mins.
Put a very light coat of EV olive oil in a cast iron pan and let it get very hot.
Coat each piece of artichoke with a very thin film of EV olive oil and put them in the pan facing down.
Cook them for about 5-6 mins. or until they begin to turn brown.
Turn them over and cook them for another about 7-8 mins.
Put all the artichokes in a platter facing up.
In a little bowl, put 5 Tbs of EV olive oil and add the garlic and parsley.
Mix well and with a teaspoon spread over each artichoke.
Sprinkle with salt and fresh black pepper.