Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cool Recipes for a Hot Summer - Shrimp,Cantaloupe and Watermelon Pearls - Chef Giuseppe Daddio


A cooking class at Dolce & Salato  Scuola di Cucina is always a chance to learn new and exciting dishes.   Chef Giuseppe Daddio conducted a course last week full of recipes just in time for a hot summer.  This one includes some of my favorite ingredients... shrimp, cantaloupe, and watermelon.  Here is the recipe.


Ingredients for 6 :
(for pearl shrimp)
12 large prawns, 100 gr fennel, 100 gr celery, 100 gr corrots, radish, 1-- gr mixed salad lettuce, salt and

(For the pearls of fruit)
150 gr cantaloupe pulp, 150 gr watermelon

Procedure
(for shrimp)
Clean the prawns, remove the head and gut the intestine.
Cut  the shrimp down the middle, and beat on wax paper
Cut the vegetable brunoise style  (fennel, carrots, radishes, celery)
Season the vegetables with salt, pepper and oil.
Place the vegetables on the shrimp carpaccio and wrap  like a pearl,then place the pearl in a silicone mold . Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Take them out  and serve with  pearls of fresh  cantaloupe and watermelon

Drizzle the  shrimp \with a slightly reduced bisque.

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