Recipe: Pugliese burrata on a panzanella salad

Pugliese burrata on a panzanella salad

Pugliese burrata on a panzanella salad

To celebrate our new weekly ping pong and meatballs night, our favourite Italians (well..half Italians..) and regular Doodle street food vendors, the Belpassi Bros, have given us this awesome recipe to share with Doodle customers.

Burrata is like turbo-mozzarella – creamier, sloppier and far superior to its well-known cousin. La burrata comes from Puglia in Southern Italy and literally means ‘buttery’. It’s becoming evermore available in shops and restaurants in the UK, so get down to your local deli pronto to get your hands on some, ‘cos if you haven’t tried it before, you’re in for a treat!

The Belpassi Bros pop-up at Doodle Bar every Wednesday evening for our new ping pong night. Combine their legendary meatballs with a game of ping pong and you could win a £50 bar tab…doesn’t get much better than that!

Belpassi Bros

Belpassi Bros

Pugliese burrata on a panzanella salad

Tomato, bread and cheese never tasted this good!

Serves 4
2 x burrata (see a specialist Italian cheese deli)
400g of tomatoes (freshest is best)
1/2 loaf or leftover ciabatta (w/olives is optional)
Handful of basil
Extra virgin olive oil
A splash of white wine vinegar
Salt & pepperSummer is pretty much over, so use the next couple of weeks to make this delicious, light and simple dish that will get the tastebuds amped…’the simple things done right are the best!’Place the ciabatta in the oven for 10 minutes on 170 degrees, unless you have bought fresh.

Using a tray, cut up all the tomatoes and tear the ciabatta into pieces. Season with the juice of one whole lemon, olive oil, salt & pepper. This is a process that you need to taste as you are going along. You want to keep feeding the ciabatta with olive oil so that it soaks it up, then add a good splash of white wine vinegar.

Tear and add the basil last of all so the basil leaves don’t get too soggy.

Place the panzanella salad in the middle of the plate, drain the burrata, tear in half and place beautifully on top of the portion. To finish, drizzle extra virgin olive oil and season to serve.

Belpassi Bros

Belpassi Bros