Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Burrata With Fresh Figs And Crispy Bread

Yay! Hooray for it being Friday! in the week FLEW by. Did it fly by for you guys too? One thing i do know to be sure is that i'm super excited the weekend is nearly here. I’m half tempted to only say “screw it” and take the remainder of the time off and lay by the pool. Actually i'll do that . this concept doesn’t sound half bad now that I’m typing it out. ;) Maybe I should type out my ideas more often! Although, I probably wouldn’t get any work done.

Do you guys have a tough time finding burrata? It’s so funny. once we lived in Colorado, I had the toughest time finding it. I could only ever find it at an area cheese market or OCCASIONALLY at Whole Foods, and that they wouldn’t even always have it. Years ago, I remember TJ’s always having it. Lately it's been a complete miss. once we moved to Wyoming, I walked within the local Safeway…and there it was…containers and containers of fresh burrata. The Safeway I lived near in Colorado NEVER had burrata. Funny how things happen that way.

Burrata With Fresh Figs And Crispy Bread
Burrata With Fresh Figs And Crispy Bread

So anyway, this burrata with fresh figs and crispy bread is one among my favorite snacks of all time. i prefer it because it consists of all of my favorite ingredients: cheese, figs, bread and balsamic. Hand me a platter of these things (and maybe some Marcona almonds), and I’d be good to travel . It’s also the right dish to serve at alittle gathering. It’s a cheap and delicious thanks to treat your guests to a snack before dinner without having to place an entire lot of labor into it. I don’t realize you guys, but once I have people over, most of the cooking has got to be done before time. I hate being stuck within the kitchen while everyone else is mingling.

Recipe for this burrata with fresh figs and crispy bread is below, but it’s very easy you almost don’t even need a recipe! Pair it with a porter and have an exquisite weekend everyone!

Burrata With Fresh Figs And Crispy Bread

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 4 slices artisan bread of choice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • 5- ounces fresh burrata cut in half
  • 4-5 fresh figs quartered

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a small saucepan, add the balsamic vinegar. Heat over low, stirring occasionally, until thick and reduced by at at least 2/3. The vinegar should easily coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Brush the bread with olive oil on both sides and season with salt and black pepper. Place the bread in the oven to toast, about 8-10 minutes (flip after 5 minutes).
  3. Divide the burrata between two bowls. Distribute the figs evenly and drizzle with reduced balsamic vinegar. Serve with crispy bread and enjoy immediately!

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