Do you like artichokes?

Today we were determined to experiment with the artichokes we harvested from our own garden! Together we tried different methods of preparing them, such as frying, cooking and steaming. After tastie-testing the artichokes, most of us were quite sure that we would need to add something, as they are not such a solo item. So we did tests adding lemon juice to some, others with salt, … we thought about a dip, or a marinade which would go with it. In the end we decided to cook brown jasmine rice with some preserved lemons in it and make kind of risotto (rice with artichokes and asparagus combined with creamy cashew topping). We garnished our dish with some salad and cherry tomatoes. An interesting experience for all of us! Some of us were new to artichokes, others of us didn’t like them. But in the end, almost everybody liked the meal very much. Ka pai kids! Good learning experience!

 

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