So I had another big globe artichoke because Safeway was having a buy-one-get-one-free deal. These things are huge. Last week I made one artichoke into a pasta dish. This week I used my second artichoke and made it into a salad. Again, I used the same technique of cleaning up the artichoke and getting to the heart, then thinly slicing them using a mandoline and eating it fresh. The slight crunchiness of the artichoke reminded me of green papaya, so I made a salad similar to many I tried in Vietnam. Add some shrimp and this is a refreshing and seasonal dish with a Vietnamese flair. So simple and tasty. It makes me feel like eating fresh artichoke all the time without the time spent steaming or boiling. Enjoy!
Sushi Monday at Ozumo in Oakland
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