Great Spanish Cookbook: Burrata, Romesco, And Red Chilli

A rich and spicy Spanish romesco sauce paired with creamy Burrata cheese makes a great starter or a filling and indulgent tapas dish. This recipe uses some of our favourite Spanish ingredients and is perfect for serving during the holiday season.

Burrata is actually a soft Italian cow milk cheese made from mozzerella and cheese. But the version you will find in Spain is just as creamy and delicious as those you would find in Italy.

Here’s how to make burrata, romesco, and red chilli:

Ingredients List

To make the romesca sauce:

  • 75g flaked almonds, toasted
  • 75g whole hazelnuts, toasted
  • 250g roasted red peppers from a jar, drained
  • 250g tinned tomatoes, drained overnight
  • 30g gochujang chilli paste
  • 45g olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 10g sherry vinegar, plus a little extra
  • 5g smoked paprika
  • 8g salt, plus a little extra
  • Sugar

 To create the dish:

  • 1 ball of burrata cheese
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • olive oil
  • sea salt flakes
  • toasted focaccia

 Cooking Method

  • Your first step will be to make the romesca sauce. Start by pulsing the almonds and hazelnuts together until they form coarse crumbs.
  • Blend the peppers and drained tomatoes together in the food processor until incorporated but not smooth.
  • Mix the blended tomato mixture and the nuts together to form a chunky paste.
  • Blend the gochujang, olive oil, garlic, vinegar, paprika and salt together until they also form a paste.
  • Add this to the nut mixture and season as necessary with more salt, sugar and vinegar.
  • Take your burrata and drain any excess liquid. The best way to do this is to gently place the ball on kitchen roll or a clean tea towel.
  •  Spoon plenty of romesco into a circular shape onto a plate and put the burrata on top.
  • Add a couple of slices of red chilli, season with a little sea salt and cracked black pepper, and then drizzle over the olive oil.
  • Serve with toasted focaccia.

Other Spanish recipes you might enjoy include:

Spanish Eggs

Cod With Tomato and Chorizo Sauce

Chocolate Churros and Chocolate Sauce

Classic Gazpacho

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