Thursday, June 13, 2013

Recipe: Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar and Mascarpone Cheese

I've heard of Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar before, and it has always intrigued me. Can Balsamic Vinegar really taste good with strawberries? I guess I love strawberries in my salads, so why not? I saw this recipe on pinterest and decided to give it a try to finally see for myself if this is a dessert I could get on board with. And I have to say, it certainly is!


Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
From The English Kitchen
Serves 4

Ingredients:
4 Cups Strawberries (whole or cut)
3 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tblsp. good quality Balsamic Vinegar
Dollop of mascarpone cheese

Directions: 
1. Wipe the strawberries clean with a damp cloth, and then carefully hull them. If your berries are somewhat on the larger side, cut them in halves or quarters.
2. Place them all into a glass bowl. Sprinkle the sugar on top and toss them gently to coat.
3. Let sit, covered loosely with a cloth, for 2 hours to macerate.
4.  After 2 hours, drizzle the balsamic vinegar over top. Toss gently again, then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5. Spoon the berries into 4 glass dishes. Drizzle each with some of the syrup left in the bowl. Spoon a dollop of mascarpone cheese, or whipped cream on top of each, and serve.

3 comments:

  1. Remember when you had berries with balsamic vinegar and merengue at Melt? That was delicious so I bet this will be even more delicious with mascarpone cheese. I'll try it over the weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I've never had this before, but it sounds great!

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  3. Yum!! So simple and I just love the sweet/tangy combo of the strawberries and balsamic vinegar!

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