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Gazette Premium Content Give caprese salad a lift with Burrata for extra flavor

By Teresa Farney Updated: September 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

Caprese salad is a simple dish of fresh tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and basil that's dressed with extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Burrata cheese, a fresh mozzarella filled with cream and curds, is available at some supermarkets, Italian markets and cheese stores. Fresh whole-milk mozzarella can be substituted. To watch a video demonstration, visit gazette.com or scan the QR code below with your smartphone.

Teresa J. Farney, The Gazette

HEIRLOOM

TOMATO AND

BURRATA CHEESE

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Yield: 4 servings

4 large heirloom tomatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds) or 4 to 5 large plum tomatoes Fleur de sel or coarse kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves plus additional whole leaves for garnish 1/4 cup basil extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 (2.5-ounce) rounds burrata cheese

Procedure:

Cut tomatoes into slices and place on large platter. Sprinkle with fleur de sel and pepper. Scatter 1/4 cup basil over tomatoes; drizzle with olive oil and vinegar.

Cut burrata cheese round and divide equally over tomatoes. Garnish with additional basil leaves and serve.

Source: Teresa J. Farney, adapted from epicurious.com

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