WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THAT?! Where I use unique but commonly found ingredients and teach you how to cook with them! This week's ingredient is Burrata!
Entertaining is everything to me, and I love having dinner parties that include pasta. It's easy to throw together and rarely does anyone turn down pasta! Since we moved into our new house, Saturday nights have become more dinner party focused than restaurant going and bar hopping. It's just so much more fun to have our closest friends over than to go out and fight crowds! I wrote this recipe last weekend for a dinner party and our friends thought it was a perfect spring dish.
1 lb fresh Linguine (usually found in the refrigerated section near cheese)
1 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 cup good quality, fruity olive oil
2 Meyer lemons - zested and juiced
1 tsp fresh cracked pepper, plus more for Burrata
1/4 cup chopped basil, plus more for garnish
2 balls of Burrata cheese - cut in half
1. Heat water in a large pot on high heat and add a handful of salt. When waer comes to a boil, add the pasta and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or according to package directions.
2. While pasta is boiling, in a large bowl, stir together the Parmesan, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, 1 tsp salt, and pepper. When the pasta is ready, add it directly to the bowl of the mixture with a few tablespoons of pasta water to help create a sauce. Add the fresh basil and stir together until combined.
3. Split evenly on 4 plates. Top each serving with Burrata, fresh cracked pepper, and extra basil.
CHEERS TO HAPPY EATING!!!