This is a popular first course at my local bar in Malasaña. (Click on the link to see my barrio !)
Alcachofas a plancha con jamón iberico.
It is so easy to replicate at home and really really tasty.
All you need is a good tin of artichokes – if not ready sliced, drain them well and slice. Get around 50 gm to 100 gm of, if possible, jamón iberico diced, if not any decent lardon cubed or even cubed pancetta.
Pan fry the jamón in olive oil for a minute or two then add the artichoke and warm through. No need for seasoning at this point, but taste in case and by all means add a pinch of salt.
Serve and add a few grinds of black pepper and serve with crusty bread.