Clementine, Burrata & Proscuitto Salad

Burrata is one of my favorite cheeses. Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese, made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. It is usually served fresh, at room temperature. It has a very short shelf-life.  The name “burrata” means “buttered” in Italian. Usually, one encounters burrata accompanied by tomatoes, basil and or pesto. I was lucky enough to tour Angelo & Franco – The Mozzarella Guys cheese facility a few years ago. They make amazing authentic Italian cheeses.

This recipe is a completely new way to serve it. It used to be on the menu at Fifteen, which is one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants in London. You can substitute different kinds of seasonal fruit throughout the year.

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Clementine, Burrata & Proscuitto Salad

Serves 6

6 clementines
2 balls of burrata cheese
Selection of mixed salad leaves
12 slices of prosciutto
6 Tbs of extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbs of balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel and slice your clementines.

To make the salad dressing
Combine the balsamic vinegar with olive oil and season to taste. Season to taste to taste.

Place the leaves onto plate and top with the slices of prosciutto. Finish off with your clementines segments and dress your salad to taste. Finally tear the barrata over the salad.

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