Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Balsamic Smashed Strawberries

As Seen On "The Dish"

Last week we talked about making your own Balsamic Glaze... and now it’s time to put it to use in a not so common way.

This recipe is inspired by a dessert that was served in a restaurant I worked at back in Boston called 606 Congress. I can remember the first time the chef brought it out for us to try, I was a bit hesitant but after one bite, I was hooked!

What You Need:

1 pint of fresh strawberries

Nilla wafer cookies or Lady Fingers

vanilla ice cream

fresh mint

balsamic glaze

½ c sugar

What You Do:

In a large bowl, combine coarsely chopped (big chunks) strawberries, balsamic glaze ( about 4 swirls around the bowl) and sugar. Let marinate for 1-2 hours in the fridge.

Place cookies or Lady Fingers in a shallow dish and spoon the strawberry mixture over them.

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and garnish with a sprig of mint

Tip: Don’t be afraid to mix it up and serve with crumbled biscotti, angel food cake or even dense pound cake! Or just keep the strawberry mixture on hand to pour over ice cream on it’s own for a super simple dessert!

Remember, if you change it up, let us know about it in the comments section below!

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