A fragrant recipe that encapsulates all the flavors of Capri: Red shrimp bon bon, Nocellara green olive soup, almond and candied lemon – a bright and sophisticated dish crafted by Luigi Lionetti, chef of Le Monzù, the Michelin starred restaurant at Capri’s prestigious Punta Tragara Hotel.
Local lemons are the basis of Luigi Lionetti‘s recipe, where almonds soften and enhance the flavor of the shrimp creating a medly of flavors that sings of the island’s Mediterranean soul.
Ingredients for four people
Prepare the recipe by making the soup. First, whisk the olives in the tomato water. Blanch the lemon peels three times and combine the sugar with the juice of five lemons, then reduce and blend. Soak the almonds overnight in sparkling water and blend, obtaining an almond cream. Shell the red shrimp and season with salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon peel. Form small red shrimp bon bons wrapped in foil.
Lay the red shrimp on the olive soup with the candied lemon and almond puree on top. Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
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