Creamy Burrata with Pan Seared Grapes

A plate of food with some skewers on it

Creamy Burrata with Pan Seared Grapes

Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 bunch seedless red grapes, pulled off their vine
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • teaspoons brown sugar
  • teaspoons fennel seeds, toasted and lightly crushed
  • flakey sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 large balls of burrata or buffalo mozzarella
  • 3-4 basil sprigs, for garnish


  • Put the grapes in a medium bowl with vinegar, oil, garlic, sugar, 1 teaspoon of the fennel seeds, ¼ teaspoon of flaked salt, and plenty of pepper. Mix well and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Thread 5 or 6 grapes onto each skewer. Don’t throw away the marinade; you’ll need it when serving.
  • Place a grill pan over high heat. Once hot, add the grape skewers in batches and grill for 2 to 3 minutes, turning after 1½ minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • When ready to serve, tear the balls of burrata in half and place one-half on each plate. Lean 2 grape skewers on the cheese and drizzle 1½ teaspoon of the marinade over the cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining fennel seeds and garnish with a sprig of basil. Serve immediately. Enjoy!