Smoked Burrata with Chicory and Fennel Salad
Recipes,  Winter

Christmas Dinner Inspiration: Smoked Burrata with Chicory and Fennel (AD)

The Christmas Dinner Inspiration series continues with a star ingredient: Waitrose & Partners No. 1 Smoked Burrata. Yes, yes that’s correct, there actually IS something *better* than burrata and that is the smoked variety. And before you ask, yes: it’s got the same indulgent, creamy center surrounded by ribbons of fresh mozzarella AND each cheese is smoked on beechwood for a delicate smokey flavour.

Smoked Burrata with Chicory and Fennel Salad
Smoked Burrata with Chicory and Fennel Salad

I usually like to serve the classic burrata as simple as possible, seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, good salt and freshly ground black pepper – it makes a great Sunday brunch treat and it’s always a crowd pleaser. But the Waitrose & Partners No.1 Smoked Burrata is really special, so it would make a fabulous starter center piece. It pairs well with bitter leaves, fennel and citrus – and you can also add herbs and peppery leaves for extra flavour. Adding fresh pomegranate to this type of salad is always a good idea: it brings texture, a touch of sweetness and extra sharpness. In terms of dressings, I like to keep things as simple as possible. Some good quality extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkle of flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper is all that I want in a salad. A touch of balsamic vinegar (or pomegranate molasses if you prefer) is welcome, but not mandatory. All ingredients in this recipe are available at your local Waitrose & Partners store or online.

Smoked Burrata with Chicory and Fennel

Andra Constantinescu
Prep 10 mins
Servings: 2
Calories 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Waitrose & Partners No.1 Smoked Burrata
  • 1 white chicory
  • 1 red chicory
  • 1 fennel
  • 1 orange
  • rocket
  • fresh mint leaves
  • pomegranate optional
  • olive oil extra virgin
  • salt and pepper
  • pomegranate molasses/balsamic vinegar optional

Instructions

  • Remove the orange peel and cut the orange into round slices.
  • Thinly slice the fennel using a mandoline slicer.
  • Place the chicory leaves and fennel in a bowl and toss with extra virgin olive oil.
  • To serve, arrange the chicory and fennel on a large plate, add the orange slices, rocket and mint leaves. Finally add the Waitrose & Partners No.1 Smoked Burrata. Season with salt, freshly ground black pepper and extra virgin olive oil.
    (optional) add fresh pomegranate, balsamic vinegar or pomegranate molasses.

For more Christmas recipes & inspiration check out the Lamb Shoulder with all the trimmings and the fabulous Easy Dauphinoise Potatoes recipe.

Andra Constantinescu

I am a classically trained chef, with a BSc in Culinary Arts and a Masters Degree in Food Business Management. I currently work as a Hospitality Lecturer at London College of Contemporary Arts and at the University of East London. I teach subjects focused on: Food, Society and Culture; Diet & Nutrition; Event Management as well as Marketing and Social Media for Hospitality. I am also a guest lecturer at the University of West London (my Alma Mater), where I teach Restaurant Reviewing and Social Media for Restaurants.

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