The heat wave enveloping Italy during the past weeks has made it too hot for cooking the usual dishes. Here is a quick and cool alternative that we discovered during a visit to Sardinia; a colorful, flavorful shrimp and fruit dish which can be prepared in under 20 minutes.
Big shrimp (code di gamberi) – frozen
Extra virgin olive oil
Put the defrosted shrimp into boiling water for 5 minutes, (can add laurel leaves).
Meanwhile dice the melon and cut the strawberries in half.
When the shrimp have cooled, toss all the ingredients in a bowl with a mix of olive oil (1/3) and lemon juice (2/3).
Pine nuts (pinoli) can also be added. Garnish with basil and refrigerate for about 2 hours. Serve with cold white wine.