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Burrata with Anchovies


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)


Procedure
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.

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