Generous Burrata On A Bed Of Leeks

By Jean Imbert

"In my grandmother’s house, if you don’t eat three helpings, you don’t like it"

Generous Burrata On A Bed Of Leeks

All you’ll need


For the charred leeks:

  • 4 large leeks (set the green part aside for another use)

For the lemon vinaigrette:

  • 2 Meyer lemons
  • 6 cl extra virgin olive oil
  • Fleur de sel / freshly ground pepper

For the burrata:

  • 2 burrata (125 g each)
  • 2 cl extra virgin olive oil
  • Fleur de sel / freshly ground pepper
  • 40 g bottarga


To prepare the charred leeks:

Clean the leeks (by soaking for 30 minutes, tops up).

Pierce the white part all over with a fork, then sprinkle with salt.

Preheat your over to 220°C. Spread the leeks in a roasting pan and cook for 30 minutes.

To ensure even cooking, turn regularly.

Once cooked, separate the leek hearts and slice them on the diagonal.

To prepare the lemon vinaigrette:

Use Meyer lemons if possible, they are less acidic.

Juice the lemons, then prepare your vinaigrette using a good-quality olive oil.

Add salt and pepper.

To prepare the burrata:

Drain your burrata, then mash with a fork.

Season with fleur de sel and freshly-ground pepper, and add a little olive oil.

Arrange the burrata on a plate. Season the leeks with chopped parsley and lemon vinaigrette, then cover the dish with thin slices of bottarga.

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