Friday, May 30, 2008
This is my absolute favorite dish: artichokes with a french vinegar dressing. And for dessert, from the garden: rhubarb crumble with vanilla ice cream.
This is how I prepare the artichokes. One artichoke per person.
Break the stem off close to the base (hold the artichoke down on the kitchen counter with one hand and sort of lean on the stem with the other hand). Rinse them under running water. Cook in plenty of salted water for 45 min.
in a wide-necked bottle, mix:
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon french mustard (the strong kind)
1 pinch of curry
1 pressed clove of garlic
0,5 cup apple vinegar
shake shake shake!
Add 1,5 cup olive oil mixed with rape oil and shake some more. This dressing tastes more and better if it's done in advance, at least a few hours.
Eat the inner tip of the artichoke leaves dipped in dressing (prop your plate up by placing your knife under the top of your plate, this way the dressing stays at the bottom part).
Enjoy and have a great weekend!