|Scampi and Lardo on Toast |
(thank you, Locanda dell'Angelo at Ameglia on the Ligurian Tuscan border for this recipe.)
Ingredients16 scampi tails, 1 bunch of asparagus, 8 slices of bread (rustic style), 16 slices lardo di Colonnata, 2 'not over ripe' tomatoes, 4 basil leaves, olive oil, salt, pepper.
Making itPlace the tomatoes in boiling water for a few seconds then remove the skins and cut into squares.
Cut the bread slices in half and remove the crusts. Cut into 16 rectangles.
Clean the scampi and asparagus. Boil the latter in salty water for a few minutes until crispy.
Once cold, chop the stems and put the tips to one side.
Place 1 scampi on each piece of bread and lay a slice of lardo on each.
Place in the oven for a few minutes. Oil the asparagus slices and adjust for salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and basil.
Place the toast in the oven.
When done serve with the asparagus tips.