As it is my deeply held belief that strawberries are the greatest food on earth (and likely in the whole universe), I make sure to buy some every single week when they’re in season at the farmer’s market. Yesterday, at my lunchtime visit to the market, I went strawberry cray-zay! I saw those sweet smelling, luscious red, heart shaped globes of amazingness in front of me and instead of buying my usually pint of strawberries I bought a quart!
Much as I love strawberries and will happily eat them every day, as soon as I was back in my office I knew I’d made a mistake. Stupidly I hadn’t even bought rhubarb so that I could make a quick compote. I have a wedding to attend this weekend and so had no intention of baking either. What to do, what to do?
Then sitting on my couch last night watching
Bravo’s Top 20 Real Housewives Reunion Moments show PBS it hit me; Strawberry Balsamic Sauce! It’s incredibly easy to make and really versatile. You can drizzle it on vanilla ice cream or scoop it on a simple pork loin. It’s also super simple to cater to your own personal tastes; add more sugar if you like it sweeter (or if your strawberries aren’t that sweet) or more vinegar if you like more of a tang.
Strawberry Balsamic Sauce
About 2 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Throw everything in to a pot and gently boil for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Yes, it’s that simple and so so delicous. If you’re serving it over ice cream or with pound cake I’d suggest grabbing some fresh basil, slicing into chiffonades and sprinkling on top.
Sounds good – I love the tang of balsamic so would probably like this. I would need mine more acidic as I am not a big fan of sweet things. Sounds delish, though!!
Lisa- I like tangy too so this recipe is on the tangier side. If I were you I’d try it with a scant 1/2 cup sugar and if it’s still too sweet for you after it’s done you can always stir in more vinegar.