Despite the fact that the “Flores de Alcachofa” (Flowers of Artichoke), that is especially made with artichokes of Tudela, is the signature dish of the autonomous community of Navarra; it is quite popular in many fine-dining restaurants in Madrid as well. 


4 artichokes 


1 head of garlic 

10 black peppercorns

Olive oil

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes

Peel off the first 2-3 layers of the artichoke petals. Cut the artichokes into two from the equator and turn them as it is shown in the photo below.

Submerge them in olive-oil along with all the aromatic ingredients. (garlic, blackpepper, tyme)

Confit them in the oven at 130-140 ° C for 40 minutes (until  it gets very tender)

Remove the artichokes and aromatics from the oil. Shape the artichokes by hands as a flower (See the photo below) 

In the same oil, fry the artichokes at a temperature. (180 ° C)

Let the artichokes rest and, using your hands, flower shape them. 

Decorate the plate by adding salt flakes.

Buen provecho!

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