As an Englishman living in Europe for years, this blog is about the recipes we have made for dinner and lunch parties for friends and family over the years.
I can think of nothing in life that is more pleasurable and fun than to sit down with old friends eating and drinking proper home made food made from seasonal fresh ingredients, enjoying some local wines.
The sort of Lunches that last into the night. Lunches Memories are made of.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Fresh Raw Artichoke Salad
I think Spring is my favourite season, everything coming to life and the climate in Spain is perfect not to hot but blue sky's ever day. I love the new seasons Artichokes Asparagus, Strawberries and Peas and do try to make a point of eating whats in season and when I saw these little artichokes I just had to have them.
I wont pretend they are my favourite vegetable but these were young and crisp so I peeled off the harder spiky outer leaves to reveal the inner leaves, covered them instantly in Lemon juice to retain there colour chopped some fresh Mint a glug of your very best Virgin Olive Oil and sprinkled generously with Salt flakes and a grind or two of Black Pepper just delicious vibrant and so fresh. I preferred them in this crisp raw state to cooking them.
Give them a try, you won't be disappointed but make sure they are young and fresh