Mozzarella burrata, want to integrate it into your diet?
Who knew how to resist the exceptional flavor of mozzarella burrata? Nobody. Normal. This variation of traditional mozzarella, so popular with chefs all over the world, is making its appearance on our plates to impress us with its nutritional qualities and unique taste. Like a play dough, mozzarella burrata complies with all our culinary requirements. Whether you pair it with good meat or accompany your favorite veal blanquette , this delicate cheese will bring an exceptional touch to your dishes. Let’s see how to integrate it into your diet.
Let’s go back to the origins of mozzarella burrata
In this article dedicated to mozzarella burrata, you’ll find a good dose of recipes that are both healthy and easy to make. But first of all, you should be familiar with the characteristics of this close relative of mozzarella.
Definition and characteristics
Known for its creamy texture and unsurpassed sweetness, mozzarella burrata is the quintessence of Italian creamy cheeses. To better understand the notoriety of this form of exceptional taste, we suggest you take a trip to the region of Puglia, and more specifically in the city of Andria. It is to this beautiful city located in the south of Italy that the burrata owes its creamy texture and melting heart.
Burrata is indeed a subcategory of mozzarella. Formed from the remains of frayed mozzarella, this unctuous cheese recently celebrated its 100th birthday. But what makes it so unique to us? This is undoubtedly its unusual sweetness, due to the fact that it is always hand made with three ingredients: cream, buffalo milk and rennet. Nowadays, manufacturers are more and more likely to replace buffalo milk with cow’s milk, since it is much more advantageous and affordable in terms of price.
Now, a few words about the process of making this creamy cheese that comes in the form of a stuffed ball and always ends up surrounded by braided rush leaves. Its creamy heart is obtained by a clever mix of leftover mozzarella and crème fraîche. This filling is then endowed with a shell of spun paste whose mission is to preserve as long as possible the freshness of its incomparable taste.
How to taste mozzarella burrata?
To feel the soft touch of this creamy mixture of cream and mozzarella, you must first get rid of its protective envelope. The mozzarella burrata can be enjoyed plain or accompanied by breadsticks, cherry tomatoes, prosciutto crudo, or a simple drizzle of olive oil with a pinch of fleur de sel. Its blooming forms make it the star piece of a dish worthy of the name. This guest of honor has the advantage of melting delicately in all meat dishes , fish, pasta or grilled vegetables.Good to know: the burrata does not keep long. Better to consume it within 48 hours of purchase.
Cooking recipes with mozzarella burrata
In love with Italian pizza or a balanced diet, discover our selection of both healthy and gourmet recipes . If you do not feel like trying out a new recipe, rethink your favorite recipes by replacing conventional cheese with mozzarella burrata!
Salad with mozzarella burrata
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and a little garlic: these are the ingredients you need to make a good salad with mozzarella burrata. To do this, simply mix them by gradually adding pieces of burrata and cherry tomatoes. Finish by sprinkling all of a little basilica and voila.
Spaghetti with tomatoes and burrata: ingredients for 4 people
- 500 g spaghetti
- 1000 g cherry tomatoes
- 200 g of mozzarella burrata
- 20 leaves of basil
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic
Easy recipe made with mozzarella burrata and cherry tomatoes confit: ingredients for 2 servings
- 140 g cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 8 ml of lemon juice
- 2.5 ml of sugar
- 30 ml of olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, cut in half
- 20 ml of olive oil
- 115 g of mozzarella burrata
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil
Start by preheating the oven to 160 ° C by placing the grill in the center. In a large bowl, pour the tomatoes and add the lemon juice. Mix well, salt and pepper. Let stand 5 minutes. Then put the tomatoes in a baking dish of your choice and add the oil. Cook for 20-25 minutes, remove from the oven and set on a serving plate. Put it in the fridge and wait until the tomatoes begin to cool. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
Now let’s move on to the preparation of mozzarella burrata. Pour the oil into a pan over medium heat, add the cloves of garlic, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Finish them well, remove them and place the slices of bread that should be browned on both sides. Finally, finish by adding the pieces of mozzarella burrata on the tomatoes. Pepper and sprinkle with fresh basil.
Pizza with tomato and mozzarella burrata: ingredients for 2 people
For lovers of Italian pizza, we present you with a delicious recipe that is easy to prepare. This is a pizza made from tomatoes and burrata steamed. Below, the ingredients you need to get:
- Pizza dough
- 1/2 ball of mozzarella burrata
- 3 confit tomatoes
- 13 cl of tomato puree
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 pinch of dried garlic
- dried oregano
- Granulated sugar
After preparing the pizza dough, heat the tomato puree in the olive oil. Add garlic, sugar, salt and oregano. Let simmer for a few minutes and remove from heat. Use a fork to crush the mozzarella burrata pieces. Preheat the oven to 260 ° C. Bake the dough and cook for 35 minutes. Take your pizza out of the oven and go to the final step: dressage.
Garnish with burratta and tomato sauce. Put the pizza back in the oven for 1 minute. Remove it and sprinkle with the reserved tomatoes. Add the anchovies and some olives of your choice. If you do not like anchovies, you can use capers instead.