Monday, May 28, 2012

Heirloom Tomato and Basil Marinated Burrata

Heirloom Tomato and Basil Marinated Burrata
I absolutely love fresh and vibrant flavors, and colorful and lively food on a plate. So, what better way to spend a relaxing spring evening at home than with a beautiful plate of fresh burrata with baby heriloom tomato's and a Semifreddi's fresh baguette? Just add a chilled bottle of Francis Coppola Sofia Rose, a cozy spot on the couch, my pup and some good movies and it's going to be a fantastic night!

For this simple dish, I spiced it up just a wee-bit by toasting some fennel seed and then crushing it, to add to the marinade. I chopped some baby heirloom tomato's, minced some garlic, and chiffonaded some fresh basil. Tossed all that in a bowl with a light coating of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, and let marinade for a bit. Gently cracked open the fresh burrata cheese and laid it out onto a plate. Then drizzled the tomato basil mixture onto the burrata, and sprinkled with fresh cracked pepper and lemon zest, and let that sit for about 30 minutes.

Slice up a french baguette, pour a glass of vino, press play on the remote, and... Cheers!

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