Insalata Burrata della Casa Kinnon

The 92nd of 100 recipes chosen from the blog to go into my cookbook, this was first tried with the lovely Jane and Dom Kinnon (thank you) and then recreated for a spontaneous birthday picnic. This gorgeous little number is being enjoyed today al fresco under a sparkling blue sky enjoying the best of British summer time.  A joy to assemble, this salad is manna from heaven: peppery rocket perfectly contrasting perfectly with the soft, rich, pillow of gorgeousness that is the burrata, the sweet delight of the figs and the gentle saltiness of the Parma ham. Now discovered, it is to be a near permanent summer fixture in the Duffield house.

Serves 2 for a summer lunch

What you need…

A couple of large handfuls of rocket

4 – 6 really ripe figs, halved or quartered

6 – 8 slices Parma ham

1 Burrata (only seen so far in Waitrose)

Aged balsamic vinegar

Olive oil

What to do…

Scatter the rocket all over a pretty plate.

Muck about with the Parma ham, rolling it up prettily and arranging over the rocket.

Arrange the figs and then place the Burrata in pride of place at the centre of the plate.

Drizzle over balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Consume with restrained fervour, ideally with a glass of cold white wine: utterly delicious.

What’s Burrata…?

A speciality of Italy’s Puglia region, rich and soft centred, filled with cream and ribbons of mozzarella.

Inspired by…

Jane and Dom Kinnon (no idea where they came across it).

How easy…

So little effort for something that is an absolute mouth-watering treat – you couldn’t ask for better!!!!

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