Strawberries in Red Wine
This is a very simple, but quite wonderful dessert, best made with sweet, ripe, fragrant berries, which complements the tannins of red wine. Let the strawberries macerate in wine for up to 1 hour, but no more or they’ll be unpleasantly soggy. (It’s fine to prepare and sugar them in advance.)
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1pound strawberries, preferably organic, hulled and halved, or left whole if small
- 2tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1tablespoon lemon juice (from 1 small lemon)
- 2cups dry red wine
Step 1Place strawberries in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice, and toss to coat.
Step 2Add the wine and let macerate for 45 minutes or up to 1 hour.
Step 3Spoon berries and wine into wide dessert glasses (or low soup plates). Serve at cool room temperature.