The Perfect Recipe for less-than-perfect Strawberries
Whether they’re from the garden or grocery store, some strawberries just aren’t as plump, juicy or symmetrical as others. Show off the prettier ones in a bowl, as a cocktail garnish, or tuck them into your favorite dessert. But don’t throw out their less attractive counterparts. Turn those into a sweet-and-savory sauce that masks their appearance while enhancing their flavor.
Lisa LaValle of Trellis Café uses otherwise castoff strawberries in a simple balsamic mix that spices up a backyard barbecue. Pour over bread topped with walnuts and blue cheese for a fruity take on bruschetta, burgers, or salad.
Lisa’s easy recipe for Savory Strawberry Sauce
A quarter of a red onion, diced
A dollop of your favorite mustard
A pour of balsamic vinaigrette
Salt, pepper, any other spices to taste
Heat in a saucepan until strawberries soften and sauce is well-blended