If I could only eat one cheese for the rest of my life, it would be burrata. For those of you who have not been formally introduced, you should probably finish reading this post and head straight to your nearest grocery store. You don’t even have to make this recipe, just eat the burrata with some crackers or bread. Or by itself…. by the spoonful.
For those of you who are not burrata virgins, this is a great way to add style and dimension to your cheese platter appetizer. And if you possess more plating skills than I do, which at this point would not take much, you can really impress your guests.
BURRATA WITH GRILLED PEACHES
Serves 4 as a heavy appetizer, or 8 people for just a bite
1/4 cup salted pistachios
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1 ripe peach, halved and de-pitted
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 rounds of burrata cheese
Crackers or bread of your choosing, here are my favorite
Roast pistachios at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Set aside.
Heat balsamic vinegar in a small pan until barely boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until reduced in volume by about half, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and whisk in honey. Let cool.
Heat BBQ to high heat. Mix brown sugar with vanilla and brush onto the flat side of peach halves. Grill on flat side for 4-5 minutes, until the peaches have grill marks and soften.
Cut peach halves into slices or bite sized pieces and place around burrata on a serving dish.
Drizzle burrata and peaches with the balsamic and honey syrup.
Very roughly chop the toasted pistachios and sprinkle on burrata.