Artichoke and bottarga
A tasty coupling
The “Spiny” Artichoke (Spinoso) of Sardinia D.O.P. is a special vegetable, unique, commonly cultivated in Sardinia in the coastal areas of Sassari and Cagliari, and originally identified in the countryside of Bosa (see post). It’s really good matched with another typical Sardinian product: the mullet roe(botargo, see post). So here’s to you a recipe for a salad, easy to prepare and delicious!
- 4 Sardinian “spiny” artichoke D.O.P.
- extra virgin olive oil
- pepper q.s.
- 1 mullet roe(to be sliced thinly)
Wash, clean and cut each artichoke into 4 wedges and then cut each wedge into thin slices. Cut into thin slices also the mullet roe. Dress the artichokes with extra virgin olive oil, add salt and pepper in a bowl, and then place them in a serving dish with on top the slices of bottarga. Serve the salad with a good glass of Vermentino (see post).