Thursday, September 27, 2007

Artichoke from the farm

I've never eaten such a tiny, and tender artichoke before..
This one came from the farm, the first of the season.
Growing up, my Dad always said the culo(bum) was the best bit..
We would eagerly peel back the layers, scraping our teeth as we went.. til we got to the heart.. or ass of the artichoke.. depending on your point of view.
We would take turns at having a little nibble, savouring the delicious taste..
1 artichoke
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Olive oil (same amount as juice)
Sea salt
1.Steam the artichoke, until the culo is tender under a fork..
2.Place in a bowl, and open leaves a little. Pour combined oil and lemon juice over the artichoke.
3.Sprinkle with sea salt.
So simple, but so delicious.

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