Recipe Burrata with grilled grapes and basil

Discussion in 'Eggs, Cheese and Dairy' started by medtran49, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    SE Florida
    From Simple by Ottolenghi.

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    2 servings

    2 small balls of burrata or substitute buffalo mozzarella balls, at room temp
    30-35 red or black seedless grapes
    2 Tbsp sherry vinegar
    3 Tbsp olive oil
    1 garlic clove, crushed
    1-1/2 tsp dark brown sugar
    1-1/2 tsp fennel seed, toasted and crushed
    1/4 tsp kosher salt

    Small wooden skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
    2-4 small basil sprigs
    Finishing salt
    Black pepper

    Optional, fennel pollen as part of garnish

    In a plastic bag, combine vinegar, oil, garlic, sugar, salt and a good pinch of pepper. Mix well. Add grapes and marinate at least 30 minutes up to 1 day. Place 5 grapes on each skewer. Reserve marinade.

    Over high heat, place grape skewers on a grill pan and grill for about 3 minutes, turning over half way through. Remove from heat.

    Place a ball of burrata on each plate, slice partially in half and open slightly. Spoon 1-1/2 to 2 tsp of reserved marinade over each ball. Place grape skewers on plate, leaning at least 1 onto the ball. Garnish with a sprig or 2 of basil, finishing salt and fennel pollen if using.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
    MypinchofItaly and morning glory like this.
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I love the simplicity which Ottolenghi has sometimes. Its often cleverer than it appears.
  3. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    SE Florida
    We really liked this. I could see doing something similar with cumin and/or coriander seed. The spice and the vinegar provided a nice counterpoint to the richness of the burrata,
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  4. MypinchofItaly

    MypinchofItaly Über Member

    That's a very interesting recipe..I've taken note, I'll try it soon

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