Thursday, 26 May 2016

Gluten-free products by Antonio Mata

Celiacs are one of the groups of consumers that are becoming more strongly in recent years to implement and respect standards that help them make it easier to feed. Many associations and initiatives increasingly seek to produce more food without gluten: chocolates, milk, bread and pastries, pasta or cereals are some of most sought food for those who suffer to gluten intolerance.

Celiac disease is characterized by chronic inflammation of a part of the small intestine, caused by exposure to gliadin, a vegetable protein which is mostly found in some cereals. This intolerance is caused by a shortening of the villi that perform the process of nutrition. This affects 1% of the population, although there are growing number of people affected, and is suspected to be under-diagnosed. A gluten-free diet allows the regeneration of intestinal villi, and, therefore, helps correct nutrition.

In Antonio Mata, sensitive to the problem this poses, we make most of our products without gluten. Many companies are developing products suitable for celiacs, but this is a cost to the consumer normally. In Antonio Mata we aim to make all our products without gluten, but respecting the price.

Here is a list of all home made gluten-free products that Antonio Mata is offering in our online store:

Friday, 19 October 2012

Artichokes with Cured Ham and Vegetables

We’re going to cook a very easy tapa recipe with a good content of vegetables, which contrast with the ham. This dish you can serve as a starter or tapa, and get to surprise your guests, as it is not very usual recipe.





The first thing is to clean the artichokes: remove the leaves and cut the stem, so that we have left only the heart of the artichoke. Boil for about 15 minutes in water with some salt and a splash of lemon (it’s important they take this lemon flavour). When it’s ready, drain and reserve.

Chop an onion, garlic, carrots and mushrooms (in quite small dices). Put everything in a pan with olive oil and fry. Cut the cured ham slices into smaller pieces, or strips, and add to the pan (do not wait more than a minute, the ham is fried very fast). Add the artichoke hearts, half a glass of white wine and half water. We let him do a little and when hearts are slightly golden, is that you're all set.

To serve, put the artichoke hearts and make a little hole in the middle. Fill with vegetables and cured ham. We can add the liquid or sauce remaining in the pan, this will have much flavour.