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These are pretty easy & really special. I added brown sugar to caramelize the peaches but, in the future, I will not as I think they are plenty sweet on their own. I caramelized them in butter but olive oil is just as good.
Burrata is basically a ball of fresh mozzarella filed with a creamier & softer version of the same cheese. If you haven’t tried it you must! If you cannot find it (TRader Joe’s & Costco both typically carry it) – just use the best grade fresh mozzarella you can find.
Grilled Caramelized Peaches with Burrata and Mint Pistachio Pesto
This serves two as an appetizer
2 peaches cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 burrata balls
butter or olive oil
Brown sugar (optional)
Basil micro greens as garnish – if you want to be SUPER fancy & spend $5 on garnish
Extra pistachios as garnish
Make the Mint Pistachio pesto (and thin it with water a bit).
You can grill the peaches on a grill or in a grill pan – or even in a saute pan. If you want the peaches caramelized – press them into some brown sugar & caramelize them over med-high heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side in some melted butter – or just rub olive oil on them & grill them until they get grill marks & soften a bit. Your call. They will be great either way.
Then just plate them up with the burrata (or sliced fresh mozzarella) & drizzle with the mint & pistachio pesto. Lots of cracked pepper & a far amount of sea salt really bring the flavors together. I promise!
The top video there is trailer for my novel. The second is me reading from it a while back – at Vroman’s.