FRIED ARTICHOKE WATERCRESS SALAD
Ingredients Watercress Salad 1 cup fava beans, cleaned and blanched 1 cup strawberries, quartered 4 ounces fennel-infused salami, sliced thin ½ pound watercress, cleaned ¼ cup crispy croutons 4 Fried Artichokes (recipe follows) White Balsamic Dressing (recipe follows)
Fried Artichokes 6 ounces buttermilk 6 ounces all-purpose flour Salt and pepper 4 baby artichokes, cleaned and thinly sliced Butter Olive Oil, for frying
White Balsamic Vinaigrette 1½ cups Arbequina Extra-Virgin Olive Oil ½ cup Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar 2 tablespoons Bush Boys Beehives and Raw Honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions Watercress Salad Place favas, strawberries, salami, and watercress in mixing bowl. Add desired amount of dressing. Garnish with artichokes and croutons.
Fried Artichokes Place buttermilk in bowl and flour in separate bowl. Season buttermilk with salt and pepper. Heat Butter Olive Oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees or in deep sauté pan over medium-high heat. Dip artichoke slices in buttermilk, then in flour, and fry until crispy.
White Balsamic Vinaigrette Place all ingredients in mixing bowl, whisking vigorously to incorporate. Adjust seasoning as desired.