Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Sometimes the quickest and simplest recipes can be the best; there is great joy in throwing together ingredients quickly and yet making such an incredible tasting dessert. Balsamic vinegar and black pepper intensify the flavor of strawberries and bring out their sweetness. You can use any type of fruit balsamic vinegar if you wish; raspberry or fig vinegars go particularly well.

Makes 6-8 servings.

16 oz. fresh strawberries, hulled and large berries cut in half
2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1. Place strawberries in a bowl. Drizzle good Balsamic Vinegar over strawberries, and sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice.

2. Stir gently to combine. Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour but not more than 4 hours.

3. Serve plain, with vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche and a grind or two of black pepper.

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Kris Alcantara said...

Agreed! This dessert is so good and so simple. I've done the strawberries and balsamic vinegar combo before but not with vanilla ice cream... genius!