This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
The strawberry: "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did."
-Dr William Butler, Writer
In the summer my mom would slice strawberries into a big bowl. It was one of the best things about July and August. They smelled so good and the light sprinkling of sugar helps to make a lovely bright syrup. We never had balsamic vinegar on ours though.
I can remember the first time that I had a balsamic reduction on berries. I thought that this was the perfect dessert. Sweet, peppery, sour and even just a bit salty. This was surpassed only by having the good stuff -- 25 year old balsamic vinegar on strawberries. A rare occasion but not one to be missed.
Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 pint strawberries with 1 tsp. balsamic reduction
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied or halved and makes enough balsamic reduction for 12 servings.
Place the balsamic vinegar in a small stainless steel or non-reactive sauce pan over medium heat. When the vinegar comes to a boil reduce the heat so that the liquid is simmering. Cook for about 30 - 40 minutes until reduced to 1/4 cup. Cool.
While the vinegar is reducing combine the sliced strawberries and sugar in a bowl and toss until well blended. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Divide the strawberries between two bowls when ready to serve. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon of the vinegar and a single shake of ground black pepper.
Serving size: 1/2 pint strawberries with 1 tsp. balsamic reduction
|Calories 57||Calories from Fat 4|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 0g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 13g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||13%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 163%|
|Calcium 3%||Iron 4%|
|Vitamin K 4 mcg||Potassium 269 mg|
|Magnesium 23 mg|