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Fresh artichoke salad

raw artichoke saladFresh artichoke salad: We had spent the morning with Nedda’s husband Franco, walking a little way along the Path of the Gods which winds around the Amalfi coast in Agerola, and had worked up an appetite. Which was just as well because aside from this fresh artichoke salad antipasto offering, Nedda was also preparing other wonderful things for the other 2 or 3 courses to come.

5 fresh artichokes

To recreate your dish of raw artichoke antipasto, you’ll need a few of the long artichokes, not the larger, round globe artichokes. Calculate 1 to 2 per person.

Ingredients – Serves 4 – 6

Prepare a simple olive oil and lemon marinade in a jam jar:

  • 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 level teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 6 – 8 Artichokes
  • 1 deep bowl of chilled water and lemon juice, 1/2 and 1/2
  • Freshly shaved Provolone – Nedda uses Provolone del Monaco D.O.P.

raw artichoke salad

  1. Place the lid on the jar and give the marinade a good shake.
  2. Once you’ve prepared all of your artichokes and have them sitting in lemon water, drain them as dry as possible. Use a salad spinner if you have one.
  3. Slice the artichokes lengthwise, as thinly as you possibly can.
  4. Toss the slices of artichoke in the marinate making sure to coat all of them all over.
  5. Refrigerate them until you are ready to serve
  6. Serve your artichokes with freshly shaved Provolone cheese.

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My name is Susie Evans-Ardovini and I created The Big Dream Factory. I was born in the UK and have been a chef and restauranteur for over 30 years. During this time I have also lived in France and Italy where I visited many beautiful places and met many wonderful people. I am particularly impressed with the Italian way of life and their approach to food. Many families work extremely hard to grow and produce their own salumi, cheese, wine and olive oil which means that they have a wealth of knowledge and experience, most of which has been handed down through countless generations. It is no different in the kitchen. Nearly all foods served at an Italian table have been gathered from someones garden or field, and is then served alongside homemade, pasta, gnocchi, and countless dishes that could not be recounted in this tiny space since each family's knowledge is unique ... well, you can only imagine. I have walked Rome, climbed to the top of the Vatican, seen Milan, Venice, the Cinque Terre, climbed mountains, walked The Path of the Gods, wandered the great city of Napoli, lived on the little Island of Ponza and gathered a pile of friends, family and photographs as well as invalueable experience along the way. I became a new immigrant to the U.S.A on December 15th, 2013. With the support of many great friends and a passion (bordering on obsession), I am here in search of the American Dream and to bring you the natural flavours and vibrant colours of Italy. All my pasta, gnocchi and biscotti are made by hand just as I saw Italians do in homes and good restaurants all over Italy, every day and sometimes, twice a day. I hope you enjoy my creations and invite you to share your comments, photographs and recipes with me on Facebook or Twitter. In return I of course, will share beautiful Italy with you.

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