Easy, tasty and healthy melon and prosciutto starter

The taste of Italy… Looking for an inspiration for your traditional summer salad? This Summer Melon with San Daniele Prosciutto and mozarella recipe blends sweet fruit with salty prosciutto for a fresh and tasty side dish. Drizzle each serving with a little olive oil, aged aceto balsamico, and garnish with the shaved Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese. Ingredients: 1 sweet melon, peeled, halved and seeds removed 100 g thinly sliced San Daniele prosciutto Mozarella ¼ cup (60 ml) olive oil Extra virgin olive oil 20g Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese shavings Bunch of basil leaves Directions: Cut the melon into pieces. Arrange the melon pieces and San Daniele prosciutto on a serving plate or board. Add Mozarella 3 cm cubes. Keep chilled. When ready to serve, drizzle with olive oil (and balsamic reduction) and sprinkle with parmesan shavings. Decorate with basil leaves.   I used in this recipe: Extra Virgin Olive...

Shrimps and zucchini appetizers

If you are planning a romantic dinner with your partner, than you should light the candels, put some good music on, prepare two glasses of a very good white wine and cook this delicious appetizers. It is a very light dish, ideal for summer evenings. Your partner will adore it. Ingredients: 1 long local zucchini, sliced lenghtwise 16 schrimp tails, 3/4 peeled 3 cloves of garlic, choped 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped 1/3 cup lemon juice ½ cup white wine Salt to taste 15 g of Parmiggiano Reggiano Directions: Wash the zucchini and slice it lenghtwise. Heat extra virgin olive oil in large pan over medium heat. Add zucchini slices on oil and a pinch of salt. Cook for 2 minutes on both size. When zucchini slices are cooked put them on a plate. In the same pan put peeled shrimp tails. Stir well and cook for 5 minute. Add white wine and when the wine evaporates add lemon juice. Stir for another 2 minutes and add chopped garlic cloves and a pinch of Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese. Cook for another 1 minute. Take off from heat. Take one slice of zucchini from the plate and wrap it around the shrimp. Place this combination on a white long plate. Repeat this procedure till shrimp tails are finished. Decorate the wraped shrimps with chopped parsley and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Serve them immediately.   I used in this recipe: Extra Virgin Olive Oil...

Caprese salad recipe

Caprese salad is a typical dish of the island of Capri. It recalls the 3 colours of italian flag. It is very easy to prepare. You will need only 10 minutes. With only 5 ingredients this salad is the perfect starter for summer light dinners. Ingredients: Round large tomatoes Mozarella di bufala (or classic mozarella or burrata) Basil Balsamic vinegar Olive oil Directions: This delicious salad can be a first course, a second or a tasty main dish. Choose round large tomatoes directly from local farmers. Cut them to slices – the slices of tomato should be almost equal to those of the mozzarella slices. Take a serving dish and arrange on it alternate slices of tomato and mozarella di bufala. Spice with salt and spread all over fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic...

Cherries with aged balsamic vinegar from Modena

Have you ever tried the perfect combination of fresh cherries wrapped in drops of balsamic vinegar aged for 25 years? No? Well, I recommend you to try it just once. So tasty, juicy, sweet flavour with a slight acidity. You may sprinkle brown sugar on cherries and decorate the plate as you wish.          Important: you should choose balsamic vinegar aged at least 25 years or more (in oak barrels). It is distinguished by its high density, it has the typical barrique well-balanced and harmonious aroma. You may use this aged vinegar also for grilled meat (delicious!), boiled vegetables, Parmesan cheese, vanilla ice cream or as condiment for strawberries or...