• 7 Ratings

Any good country or serrano ham or prosciutto makes a great sidekick to the artichokes and aioli.



For the Artichokes and Ham
For the Aioli (Makes 1/2 cup)


Instructions Checklist
  • Make the artichokes: Bring a large pot of water to a boil; season with salt. Juice lemon into water; add rind. Meanwhile, trim artichoke stems to 1/2 inch. Remove tough outer leaves. Trim pointy tips of artichoke leaves using kitchen shears. Cut artichokes in half lengthwise, and remove chokes by scraping with a small spoon. Transfer artichokes to lemon-water as you work, to prevent discoloration. Cook until hearts are easily pierced with a sharp knife, about 12 minutes. Drain, and let cool.

  • Meanwhile, heat grill to medium-high. Make the aioli: Whisk together yolk, lemon juice, mustard, and oregano (or pulse in a food processor). Slowly pour in oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until emulsified; season with salt and pepper.

  • Drizzle artichokes with oil. Season with salt and pepper; toss. Grill, turning, until lightly charred and caramelized, about 5 minutes.

  • Arrange ham on a platter; top with artichokes. Serve with aioli.

Cook's Notes

Note: The egg yolk in this aioli is not cooked.


7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2