To celebrate the end of a successful school year, we took the boys to our favorite restaurant, La Balena. We've long been friends with the owners, Emanuele and Anna. And I love that I always come away inspired.
One of the first dishes we tried was Burrata with Anchovies. So simple and yet so amazing. I think that's the way food should be. Well, most food. It lets the ingredients speak for themselves. And on the summer solstice, I recreated the dish for us. It's not a really a recipe. But I'll share it, in the hopes that it will inspire you to try it for yourself.
Ingredients serves 4 as an appetizer
- 4 balls of burrata
- 4 anchovies, cured and packed in oil
- olive oil
- freshly ground salt
- freshly ground pepper
- toasted bread, optional (I served it without at home)
Place burrata on a serving plate or platter. Top each burrata with an anchovy. Sprinkle with freshly ground salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Serve immediately.