2 tbspolive oil200 gm’nduja, skin removed (see note)4scampi (about 40gm each)4buffalo burrata (about 150 gm each), drained, at room temperature (see note)
Preheat a char-grill over high heat. Heat half the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat, add ’nduja and stir occasionally until fragrant and slightly darkened (3-5 minutes), set aside and keep warm.
Meanwhile, brush scampi with remaining oil and grill, cut-side down, turning once, until golden and just cooked through (2-3 minutes each side). Season to taste, scatter with ’nduja and serve with buffalo burrata.
Note ’Nduja is a spreadable salami available from select butchers and delicatessens. Burrata, meaning “buttery”, is a fresh Italian cheese available from select delicatessens. If unavailable, substitute buffalo mozzarella.
This recipe is from the May 2010 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.