Who doesn’t love the creaminess of a burrata or mozzarella cheese paired perfectly with a juicy and bright tomato? This classic pairing is elevated in this recipe with the incorporation of crunch and tang elements. The spring peas in this recipe allow for a complex texture to develop that forces all consumers to always want another bite. Additionally, the strawberries add a bit of sweetness and tang that cuts through the creamy cheese and partners with the tomato to ensure the taste is so delicious. Do not be scared to experiment and adapt classic recipes in order to reach higher flavor profiles. Even if you are a purist in recipes, you won’t lose anything by trying this recipe out.
Serves 6 to 8
Burrata or Mozzarella di Bufala
Sugar snap peas or snow peas, blanched, shocked, trimmed
Heirloom cherry tomato
Local pea shoots
Extra virgin olive oil
Fleur de Sel or Maldon Sea Salt
Halve or Quarter Strawberries (based on size). If using Mozzarella, slice about ¼” thick and lay on platter. Season cheese with Fleur de Sel or Maldon Sea Salt, and EVOO. Garnish cheese with strawberries, peas, pea shoots, and basil. Drizzle Balsamico over top and enjoy.
Recipe by Dan Jackson of Osteria Georgi, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- From Dan Jackson of Osteria Georgi, Chapel Hill, North Carolina