Prawns and sea bass in a salt crust

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Cooking in salt is a simple and healthy way to prepare fish and shellfish, but also meat and vegetables. We will show you how to bake in salt the sea basses and prawns.

Our favorite shellfish baked in salt are the red shrimps, that live in the Ionian Sea and in the South Seas, and they are slightly sweeter than the normal ones.

If you are planning a trip to Apulia – Puglia, don’t miss out testing  the most delicious Gamberi rossi al sale (red shrimps baked in salt) at the Restaurant “La Puritate“, in Gallipoli.

Gallipoli is a small fishing town located by the Ionian sea, on the west coast of the Apulia. The old part, an island connected by a bridge to the mainland, is a medieval village with narrow streets and white buildings, typical of Mediterranean style.

But, in the meantime, try our new tasteful recipe!

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Lady’s Kisses – Baci di Dama

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Valentine’s day is approaching… not sure what to get him/her this year?

Instead of buying something, you could try to prepare our Baci di dama (literally Lady’s kisses) to make your beloved one even sweeter.

The link to Valentine’s day is of course the shape, recalling lips ready to shoot a kiss!

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Panna cotta

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Panna cotta is an Italian classic, maybe the most popular dessert and well known all over the world. But not everybody knows that it is as popular as easy and quick to make.

I love this dessert and the great thing about panna cotta is that this is the perfect do-ahead dessert. You can make it up to two days ahead and keep them well-covered and chilled.

Panna cotta pairs well with fresh fruit, or with berries sauce (like the one we are going to show you here), or chocolate sauce, or caramel sauce or… as you can imagine the pairing possibilities are endless.

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Eggs with onions

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You need only 3 ingredients to make the quick, easy and delicious recipe of the week. Eggs with onions is a peasant dish, very popular in Southern Italy, especially in Apulia (Puglia).

Click here for a nice article about Ostuni – Puglia by Alma Reyes, a writer and editor from Tokyo. She went there and she fell in love with the beautiful place.

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Spaghetti with burrata and roasted cherry tomatoes

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Burrata is a delicious fresh Italian cheese composed by mixing mozzarella and cream.
The outer layer is a thin and firm shell of mozzarella, on the other hand the inside is a doughy and tender mixture, called stracciatella, made with fresh cream and mozzarella’s snippets. This cheese was created in the Southern regions of Italy, known for farming and agriculture.

Now the burrata is easily sourced in many cities outside Italy; in Copenhagen you will find it at Eataly store or made by La treccia.

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Lactose free cake

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This delicious cake, totally lactose free, is perfect not only for those who can’t tolerate lactose but even for those who wants to start a diet after the excesses of the holiday season, without giving up something sweet.

Try it and you’ll be surprised by this light and soft cake!

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New Year’s Eve cocktails

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In Italy, it is very common to await the arrival of the New Year gathering with friends around a dining table. There is no better occasion than the New Year’s Eve party for giving vent to your creativity by preparing a fizzy and twinkling cocktail!

If you want to pair them with some appetizers, try the followings: bruschette, grilled polenta with baccala mantecato, scallops au gratin, focaccia barese.

Enjoy!

…and now we just have to wish you a sparkling 2017!

 

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