Burrata & Simmered Tomatoes Recipe

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Canyon Grill

 

Alexis West, Executive Chef at Canyon Grill

 

“Delicate. Flavorful. Simple. This tomato, basil, and garlic dish is simmered down with white wine and topped with creamy Italian burrata. The simplicity of the recipe makes it very versatile and can be an added element of richness to any pasta dish.” –Alexis West, Executive Chef 

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Ingredients

For the simmered tomatoes:
  • 2 (28 oz.) cans of whole pomodoro (Italian) tomatoes
  • ¼ cup basil chiffonade
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ cup chicken stock
  • ⅓ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup garlic, minced
For serving:
  • Burrata 
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Basil oil
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish 
  • Toast points

Directions

Drain tomatoes and crush with your hands until they are in bite-sized pieces. Be careful not to over-crush. Add tomatoes, basil chiffonade, salt, chicken stock, white wine, and minced garlic to a pot. Simmer on low heat until liquids are reduced and it creates a loose sauce consistency. Serve the simmered tomatoes hot with a room-temperature burrata placed on top. Top with fresh-cracked black pepper, a drizzle of basil oil, and basil leaves. Serve with toast points. 

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Burrata and Simmered Tomatoes from Canyon Grill

Burrata & Simmered Tomatoes

Canyon Grill
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

For the simmered tomatoes:

  • 2 (28 oz.) cans whole pomodoro (Italian) tomatoes
  • ¼ cup basil chiffonade
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • cup chicken stock
  • cup white wine
  • ¼ cup garlic, minced

For serving:

  • Burrata
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • Toast points

Instructions
 

  • Drain tomatoes and crush with your hands until they are in bite-sized pieces. Be careful not to over-crush.
  • Add tomatoes, basil chiffonade, salt, chicken stock, white wine, and minced garlic to a pot.
  • Simmer on low heat until liquids are reduced and it creates a loose sauce consistency.
  • Serve the simmered tomatoes hot with a room-temperature burrata placed on top.
  • Top with fresh-cracked black pepper, a drizzle of basil oil, and basil leaves. Serve with toast points. 
Keyword basil, Burrata, cheese, toast points, Tomatoes
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