One of my favorite summer soiree desserts -- great with early strawberries or those strawberries that just aren't as pretty anymore -- enjoy!
1 pound strawberries; washed, hulled
2 T of aged balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup honey; (agave or granulated sugar would be fine - maple syrup would be too strong)
dash of fresh ground pepper (I like white but black would be fine)
Drizzle and coat with honey.
Sprinkle balsamic over fruit and lightly toss to mix.
Let sit for at least 4 hours.
Just before serving crush a dash of pepper on top.
Shake vinegar and honey in a glass jar with the lid on until the mixture is frothy.
Slice strawberries, (or if they are not so 'fine', dice them small).
Pour vinegar mix over strawberries.
Crush a dash of pepper on top.
Either way serve on their own or:
over bitter greens
fresh vanilla ice cream
If your strawberries are too soft, mix all the ingredients together and make a dressing!