Artichokes. tips trimmed and fuzzy choke removed (here are good instructions on preparing the artichokes)
Steamer pot with basket
Place about an inch of water in the bottom of your steamer pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Stand artichokes in basket. Place in pot. Cover. Simmer for 25 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. Dry upside down on paper towels.
Prepare smoker. Smoke artichokes for two hours. Remove and enjoy!