Artichokes With Cured Ham

artichokes with cured ham

Artichokes With Cured Ham

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Alcachofas Con Jamon Serrano For this recipe, you need the tiny, often purplish-green variety of artichoke, available in early summer before it develops the hairy choke above the heart. Jamon serrano or country ham is delicious and can be eaten as it is or cooked as in this recipe.
Servings: 4
Calories: 278


  • 1 lemon halved
  • 1.6 lb very small artichokes
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 slices jamon serrano chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Fill a saucepan with water and squeeze in the lemon juice. Add the squeezed halves of lemon and some salt.
  • Trim the stalk of each artichoke to 1 cm, then trim off all the outer leaves until you reach the tender inner leaves. Cut the artichoke in half lengthways. As you prepare them, add to the pan of lemon water to stop them turning brown.
  • Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 7 minutes until just tender. Drain and dry.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the artichokes cut side down and fry for 5 minutes. Turn them over and fry the other side for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the jamon serrano and fry for a further 4 minutes until crisp and golden. Sprinkle with parsley and pepper and serve.
Calories: 278 kcal
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Protein: 15 g
Fat: 17g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 723 mg
Potassium: 725 mg
Fiber: 11 g
Sugar: 2 g
Vitamin A: 282 IU
Vitamin C: 40 mg
Calcium: 91 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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