Whenever we’re out in a restaurant I can’t help but try and see what everyone else has ordered.We could be in the middle of a serious conversation and I’m craning my neck to follow a waiter to see what’s being served. I just feel the need to know about the dishes that I didn’t order. Do you feel the same? Last week we were at lunch at Pizzeria Mozza in downtown San Diego and as I was spying the food on the neighboring table I realized that they were doing the same thing and were checking out our appetizers.
Of course all the dishes I saw looked delectable, but the one I wish we had ordered was asparagus with burrata cheese. It looked like the asparagus and burrata were topped with balsamico but when I got home and looked in the Mozza cookbook I realized that it was brown butter. I decided to forego the brown butter and go with balsamico.
Simply toss asparagus with a little olive oil, roast for about 12 minutes in a 400 degree oven, remove from oven and top with burrata, sprinkle balsamico over and throw some toasted pine nuts over top, add salt and freshly ground pepper. Done!