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.

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