Would you believe this recipe is over a hundred years old? My grandmother called this recipe “las alcachofas de mi madre” which translates to “My mother’s Artichokes”. So yes, this recipe is quite old, in fact I had to enlist a friends help when trying to decipher her recipe as most of the main ingredients were practically illegible. So thank you Belinda from Catalan Bay for helping me out.
Although for my Grandmother this was probably an everyday recipe, it isn’t one of mine, I do make them occasionally though, especially when friends come round as they make a great starter.
My grandmother’s original recipe was slowly stewed on the hob until the Artichokes were soft and tender, but I find that as long as they have a tight fitting lid (you can make this with foil as I do) you can bake them in the oven and the result are the same.