Prepared using fresh strawberries, a touch of sugar, hint of citrus and balsamic vinegar, this recipe (shared by the Snowberry Inn B&B) is a tasty reminder of just how flavorful and satisfying a handful of ingredients can be.
The next time you have fresh berries on hand, I invite you to try this simple yet tantalizing combination. It is beyond reproach.
From Inn Cuisine's kitchen to yours, enjoy!
Zesty Balsamic Strawberries
A "Best of" Inn Cuisine, recipe courtesy the Snowberry Inn B&B
Yield: Serves 4
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 strips orange peel, cut into 1/2" widths
- 3 strips lemon peel, cut into 1/2" widths
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 pints strawberries, hulled & halved
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water, stirring to blend. Add the orange peel & lemon peel and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat, cover and let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Remove the orange peel and lemon peel and discard.
Transfer the cooled syrup to a medium bowl and stir in the vinegar. Add the strawberries, tossing to coat. Spoon the strawberries and syrup into four, individual bowls and serve. If desired, top with freshly whipped cream and garnish with a sprig of basil or mint.