Grilled Grapes & Burrata, Oh My!
I have this thing for cooking with grapes.
Since I started roasting grapes with cauliflower back in 2010, I was hooked.
I bake with grapes, they make wonderful desserts when other fruit is not in season.....here is my fave grape cake.
Grapes are wonderful roasted with sausages and onions, they make a simple and satisfying meal.
Now that tomatoes are on their last legs, I highly suggest you try this combination: Grilled grapes with burrata.
No, it's not weird or crazy. You like grapes on your cheese platter, so why not try them this way?
The marinade/vinaigrette is yummy drizzled over the big ball of burrata.
Another winner from Ottolenghi Simple.
red seedless grapes
2 tbsp of good quality sherry wine vinegar
1 garlic clove (I like to shave my garlic on a microplane)
1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp toasted fennel seeds or fennel pollen
sea salt & pepper
burrata balls or fresh mozzarella (the kind packed in water please)
Mix the vinaigrette in a bowl and add the grapes. Let them sit 30 minutes or as long as you like, you can't hurt them.
Thread each wooden skewer with 6 grapes each, saving the vinaigrette for the cheese.
I would not suggest using an outdoor grill, the grapes and wooden skewers will burn.
Use a grill pan on the stove.
Grill about 1-2 minutes per side in a hot grill pan.
Lay the balls of mozzarella or burrata on a platter and decorate with the grilled grape skewers.
Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette over the cheese and grapes. Scatter with basil leaves.
This was SO DELICIOUS!
Go out and get some yummy grapes!