Family lunches and dinners are still a big thing for us. I mean for me and my sister.
They recreate that special atmosphere we are missing. Being abroad is a great experience but also has its dark sides, like being homesick, that you need to send away.
So these precious times together are an antidote to these feelings and also a good chance to get updates from each other and
gossip as we are not working anymore together every day.
My sister knows me well and she knows what I need to eat from the exact moment I am ringing the bell. Or better from how I rang the bell.
Saturday then, after bringing the babies to the hairdresser, I made my entrance and run to the kitchen to see what was in the oven as the smell was inebriating.
She said: " no pasta today". My heart started crumbling into 200 pieces as in my opinion there is no meal without it. But she repaired it with this menu: oysters, parmesan grilled sole, and this colorful crostino. I can accept the compromise.
To make this crostino you need to have basically 4 ingredients:
10 cherry tomatoes
basil, extra virgin olive oil, and salt.
Wash your tomatoes, cut them in two, and cook them in a pan with some extra virgin olive oil.
Max five minutes at medium heat so they become soft but not melted.
Toast your bread slices, place your cooked cherry tomatoes on top.
Take out your burrata from the fridge 10 minutes before using it. Once ready opened in two and distribute it on the tomatoes. A pinch of salt and a drizzle of oil.
Salmon on top and serve them.