Saturday, 7 January 2017

prosciutto wrapped burrata with a chargrilled asparagus, courgette and grana padano salad.


A deliciously light salad which embraces the beautifully cured taste of Prosciutto di San Daniele and delicate shavings of Grana Padano cheese. The recipe calls for creamy burrata wrapped in thinly sliced prosciutto, on a bed of charred asparagus spears and ribbons of courgette. Finish with lashings of salty Grana Padano, fresh basil and a twist of cracked black pepper.



Balancing fresh and nutritious vegetables with indulgent ingredients, this dish would be perfect as a simple starter or al fresco lunch. This colourful combination would be stunning paired with a cold glass of light bodied Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.


Shopping list.

(Serves two)
♥ 2 small balls of burrata cheese (or mozzarella di bufala campana)
♥ 6 slices of Prosciutto di San Daniele DOP
♥ 1 medium courgette
♥ 16 asparagus spears, trimmed to an equal size
♥ A block of Grana Padano DOP
♥ Sea salt and black pepper to season
♥ Good quality olive oil

Equipment; potato peeler, griddle pan, tongs


Step one. Begin by wrapping the mozzarella in slices of prosciutto, layering it to neatly show off the lines of fat running through the ham. Set aside. 

Step two. Use a potato peeler to create thin strips of courgette. Put your griddle pan on a medium heat with a dash of olive oil. Grill the courgette slices and asparagus with a little salt and pepper for 5-10 minutes until charred. Carefully turn with tongs half way though.



Step three. Assemble the salad firstly with asparagus in a clockwise formation, layering the courgette ribbons on  top. Place the prosciutto and burrata on top, followed by shavings of Grana Padano also made with the peeler. 



Step four. Garnish the dish with black pepper and a scattering of fresh basil. You shouldn’t need salt here as the Grana Padano beautifully balances this out.




Enjoy!


I'm entering this dish into the Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano Cheese recipe competition - wish me luck! Find out more recipe inspiration over on Twitter at Grana Padano and Prosciutto di San Daniele DOP , or the hashtag #EnjoyingPDO

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