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Strawberries in Wine
Fraises au Vin
A Recipe From: Dordogne
A very easy way to elevate a favorite fruit.

Skill Level: Easy
Serves: 6

Wash, dry and hull the strawberries; halve or quarter them depending on size and reserve in a large bowl. Pour the wine into a sauce pan; add sugar, cinnamon, star anise balsamic vinegar and black pepper. Bring to a boil then simmer 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon and star anise; pour over the strawberries. Let cool then refrigerate until ready to serve.

Sylvaine's tips
Use a light red wine (Beaujolais, Gamay, Carbernet Franc). Pour the wine mixture on the strawberries while it's hot: the fruit will be slightly poached. If serving the strawberries in individual bowls, garnish with mint or basil leaves.

Recipe Contributed By
Joie de Vivre

Recipe Category: Desserts

1 1/4 lb strawberries
2 cups red wine
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick cinnamon
1 star anise
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper (2 turns of the mill)

Wine Pairings

wine Red wine, the same one used in the recipe