Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

From Italian Classics

Why this recipe works:

For our strawberries with balsamic vinegar recipe, we tried all types of sweeteners with our sliced strawberries, and chose light brown sugar because its molasses notes echoed the flavor of the balsamic vinegar. The type of traditional balsamic vinegar that should be used in a strawberries… read more

For our strawberries with balsamic vinegar recipe, we tried all types of sweeteners with our sliced strawberries, and chose light brown sugar because its molasses notes echoed the flavor of the balsamic vinegar. The type of traditional balsamic vinegar that should be used in a strawberries with balsamic vinegar recipe is viscous and syrupy. We attempted to make an imitation by simmering supermarket balsamic until thick and reduced. While this worked to attain the right texture, the flavor was extremely sharp and harsh. We found that by adding a little sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice to the vinegar before reducing it, we were able to achieve a closer approximation.

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Serves 6

If you don’t have light brown sugar on hand, sprinkle the berries with an equal amount of granulated white sugar. Serve the berries and syrup as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of lightly sweetened mascarpone cheese.

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