Friday, July 30, 2010

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 pints strawberries, cut lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • ground black pepper
1. Bring vinegar, granulated sugar, and lemon juice to simmer in small heavy-bottomed saucepan over med. heat. Simmer until syrup is reduced by half (to approx. 3 Tbs) about 3 minutes. Transfer vinegar syrup to small bowl and cool completely.
2. Lightly toss berries and brown sugar in lg. bowl. Let stand until sugar dissolves and taste. Toss. Divide berries in individual bowls. Serve immediately.

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