Buongiorno! Today, I am floating in Italian seafood heaven…
Do you remember in my last post, I talked about going for lunch with the relatives? (for which I made a rather delicious coffee, cardamon and pistachio cake…) Well, this was more than a little bit exciting for me, as our host, Anna, is a beautiful Italian from Naples who cooked up an authentic Italian feast of epic proportions!
Coming back from slightly hit-and-miss cuisine in sunny Venice, a table spread full of home cooked, Italian family recipes was beyond tantalising. Anna explained that each region in Italy has its own particular style and flavours, and these gorgeous little dishes from Naples didn’t disappoint!
After a refreshing glass of prosecco, we were met with an amazing array of antipasti: baked aubergine with mozzarella, parmesan and pancetta, bruschetta with fried courgette, buffalo mozzarella wrapped in parma ham and stuffed mussels. Every mouthful was packed full of flavour and brought a little bit of sunshine straight from Italy!
Next for the star of the show: Anna’s seafood spaghetti….