Heirloom Tomatoes Burrata and Balsamic Reduction
A number of years ago while visiting the Oregon Wine Country I stopped by Red Hills Market in Dundee. It's a lovely little country style store offering gourmet sandwiches, wood fired pizzas, craft beers and wines and the best coffee in town. They also have a small area where you can shop some local goods. This is where I found the most amazing Basalmic Reduction syrup called Shibui which unfortunately is not available any longer. This concoction was syrupy, sweet and luscious and the perfect finishing drizzle to many dishes. But don't panic! There are many to choose from on line at various different prices depending on how long it been aged and where it is from. You can also find reductions at gourmet markets such as Central Market. Don't be afraid to make this purchase and play with it! Drizzle it over your tomatoes and Burrata, Pork Tenderloin or a simple salad. Or use it to dress up a plate with a design before plating. It will add a special punch and touch, not to mention the exquisite presentation.
Market full of fun finds!
Whether your enjoying wonderful morning coffee with friends, packing up a picnic for an afternoon of wine tasting, grabbing a quick sandwich or shopping for a last minute gift this is the spot.
The Vineyards of Patricia Green Cellars
Nothing more relaxing and beautiful than the Oregon wine country with hill sides full of vineyards and Hazelnut trees. Truly a beautiful place to be! So many wonderful wineries to try and one of our favorites not to be missed is Patricia Green.
This is a kicked up version of a Caprese. The Burrata is rich and creamy and the Balsamic adds a wonderful tanginess to lift this dish to a all new high .
3-4 Heirloom Tomatoes (different colors preferably)
1 ball of Burrata
1-2 sprigs Fresh Basil
2 Tbsp Reduced Balsamic
pinch of salt
Slice Tomatoes and Burrata and arrange on a platter placing the cheese slices every 2-3 slices of tomato and alternating the different colors. Thinly slice Basil or leave leafs whole, if desired and sprinkle over tomato and cheese. Dust with the pinch of salt and finish with the drizzle of Balsamic reduction. This serves approximately 4 people for a starter. Of course you can add more tomatoes and another ball of Burrata to make a larger platter.