Thursday, July 3, 2014

How to prepare strawberries

This is the most delicious way to prepare strawberries.
This is how my mom 
(and lots of other Italians) 
prepare strawberries.

I have had many, many people asking me what's the key ingredient(s) to make them taste so good.

Start with 

1lb of fresh strawberries, 
and cut in 1/2 or 1/4 (depending on size).

Add one tablespoon of sugar.

Mix the juice of 1/2 fresh lemon.

Add a splash of white wine (about a shot size)
Mix all and put in the fridge for a couple of hours. 
Don't make this the day before you are going to eat them, because the strawberries will get "soggy" the next day (still perfect if you are going to eat them over an angel cake/shortcake).

We eat them topped with whipped cream, 
over angel food cake or 
over vanilla ice cream.
Happy 4th.

Stay Frugal,


Cranberry Morning said...

Mmmmm. My strawberries are due for their third picking right now! Looks good.

Cristina Garay said...

I got to try this, Daniela! I love the lemon addition ;) It sound yummy!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Si ! Perfetto…Anche noi li facciamo così.
Buon weekend,
Un abbraccio, Mary

Kelly said...

I love strawberry shortcake! I haven't tried using lemon and white wine with them. I've only used sugar and water together.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Yummy!! I always do the sugar and lemon juice but never added a shot of white wine...trying that this weekend:-)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I don't eat sugar, so my strawberries pretty much go from basket, to water for cleaning, to my mouth. :) I bet yours are delicious. Happy 4th. xo Laura

Marissa said...

Aye ya yae!!
my pants just busted open...
going to have to squeeze this recipe into my diet..

Rita C. said...

Yum is right -thanks!

Lady Lilith said...

You got me with the wine. I will have to keep it away for my girls though.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
You make me mouthwater and remembering the delicious strawberries we enjoyed in Italy. Yes, lemon juice does make a difference and so does a bit of white wine.
Wishing you and yours a lovely 4th of July!

Linda said...

Great photos of this summertime treat! Happy 4th of July! over from Wow us Wed. Linda

Leslie Harris said...

Your photos are mouth-watering Dani. As of this moment we are having strawberry shortcake for dessert tonight. thanks for the tip on preparing the strawberries, I've never tried it with wine.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

A shot of wine? I'm intrigued. I'll have to give it a try.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

This sounds so yummy! Now I need to get some strawberries this week :)

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

You surprised me. I figured I knew what you were going to do right off the bat, put balsamic vinegar over the berries. But nope, now I've got to try this. YUM!

Suzan Sweatman said...

I was nodding my head all along until you got to the wine - never heard of that - and now will try!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Kerry Moody said...

I've been preparing strawberries like this all my life but I've never tried the shot of wine, I'll have to try it!

Libby said...

This is new to me too. We do the sugar, but not the lemon and wine. I might would like to try the lemon juice. Definitely yummy over pound cake or vanilla ice cream. :-)

andi filante said...

I never would have thought to add the splash of white wine...but hey...when it comes to white wine, you can ALWAYS count me in!