Wednesday, August 12, 2015

1, 2, 3 Amazing Summer Appetizers by Chef Peppe Guida

 I caught up with Michelin star chef Peppe Guida at his summer home,the Yacht Club,  Marina di Stabia in Castellammare di Stabia to try out what he has been up to see we had seen each other last.  On the second floor terrace of the restaurant with a clear view of the Sorrento Coast and Capri , the chef served me three colorful flavorful appetizers that made me excited about the summer season.

One -

Three fresh shrimp served with a peach sauce,

ricotta sauce...

and lemon balm herb (Melissa officinalis) which gave it a touch of citrus.

Two - 

Polpo Arrabiata or angry octopus.

Octopus with nduja and spicy paprika,

roasted tomatoes,

green friarielli peppers and cacioricotta cheese.

Three -

Fresh figs with smoked swordfish.

Swordfish that the chef smoked himself with cherry wood.

On the side, a Gragnano wine reduction sauce.  The chef instructed me to ensure that I get a bite of all three flavors at once to get the full effect.

And who knows better than the chef?



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