Burrata with Warm Tomato & Garlic Confit


Serves 4 - 6
3 generous cups (750 ml) cherry tomatoes, assorted colours
10 to 12 fresh thyme sprigs
6 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
⅓ cup (75 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 x ½ lb (250 g) Italian burrata, preferably from Puglia, drained
2 tsp (10 ml) balsamic vinegar
fresh basil leaves, for garnish
crusty French bread or crostini, to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). In a medium roasting pan, combine tomatoes, thyme, garlic and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread tomatoes in a single layer and roast until bursting and lightly browned, 30 to 35 minutes.
  2. Transfer burrata to a serving platter. Spoon hot tomatoes, thyme, garlic and all of the liquid from pan over and around burrata. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves and serve immediately with bread or crostini alongside, if desired.
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