di Giovanni Rossetti
The Emperor’s Lunch
Put a ladleful of boiled lentils, a tbsp of Garum in a blender and mix until obtaining a cream with firm texture.
Sauté the squid in a pan with EVO oil until the entire liquid has been absorbed, do not add salt, only a generous sprinkle of pimento.
Blend to a semi solid mixture with type 0 flour, marjoram, bay leaf and pimento.
Cook in a non-stick pan.
Plate the lentil cream, the baby squid and the herb-flavoured bread.
This recipe enhances the extraordinary properties of lentils, the omega 3 unsaturated fats of the squid and the herbs contained in the Garum. This one-course meal, free from saturated fats and cholesterol and full of fibres, mineral salts, vitamins, unsaturated fats, omega 3 and amino acids essential for health can be part of a detoxifying, energy boosting and healthy diet.
Dishes from ancient Rome can still teach a great deal about a type of diet aimed at personal wellbeing.