Burrata, the Queen of Italian cheeses with a flawless pale exterior and an oozing heart. Perfect on its own and even better when enjoyed with company. The velvety bundle of deliciousness elevates the everyday to the gourmet, especially in our selection of irresistable burrata recipes.
Originating in Southern Italy in the Apulian origin, this sought after creamy delicacy has since made it to the heady heights of fine dining 100 floors up in Hong Kong - if you can't believe it, find out more about burrata's popularity here!
Yet, don't be fooled by its smooth appearance: what might at first appear to be an average ball of mozzarella, is in fact is a wickedly sinful ingredient, capable of transforming even the most simple of bruschetta into a decadent original recipe.
Perfect on a slice of chargrilled bread and garnished with anchovy to balance the creaminess yet equally impeccable on a summer pasta with confit tomatoes, today we share the burrata recipes to amaze your guests this summer.
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Burrata Recipes to try this Summer
1. Gazpacho Verde with Burrata Cheese
If summer time is about avoiding the heat of the kitchen why not use burrata to accompany a green and summery gazpacho? Find the Gazpacho with burrata recipe here
2. Pasta with Charred Tomatoes, Burrata and Rosemary Oil
Photo: Rachel Vanni/Tasting Table
Add a decadent touch to your favourite simple pasta recipe with a generous scattering of torn pieces of burrata and let the creaminess sing through every mouthful of al dente pasta.
3. Beef tartare with Burrata
Chopped Piedmontese Beef with sweet and sour red onion, burrata cheese with pink pepper, olive oil and anchovy dressing makes for an elegant fresh starter in this recipe from Italian chef Giancarlo Morelli.
4. Burrata Soup with Mackerel
Chef Fabrizio Ferrari presented this seafood inspired dish at Identità, on the occasion of the World Oceans Day demonstrating how this humble fish can be tamed by the delicateness of burrata.
5. Burrata and Beetroot Recipe
Try this stunning salad with a difference from Xavier Boyer showcasing baby beetroots, spicy green meat radishes and silky, showcasing white creamy burrata at its finest.
Find the recipe over at the Great British Chefs.
6. Burrata and Blood Orange Salad
Burrata also pairs beaufifully with citrus. Try this simple salad starter recipe from Francesco Mazzei with vibrant blood oranges and a generous portion of burrata to get stuck into.
7. Burrata and Zucchini Flower Pizza
If you love pizza and burrata, this is a match made in heaven. The velvety cheese makes a decadent mozzarella substitution on stone baked pizza, along with zucchini flowers in this tempting recipe.