Macerated Strawberries

I didn’t think you could make strawberries taste any better than they do fresh out of the garden.


But I was intrigued by the recipe for macerated strawberries in The Batali Brothers Cookbook by Benno and Leo Batali (Mario’s sons).  It was so simple, I just had to try it.


Again I used a mix of my own and other local strawberries. I am lucky to have several farms to choose from on my way home from Philadelphia.

This was delicious.  My husband and I ate the whole bowl in one sitting!


Macerated Strawberries

from The Batali Brothers Cookbook by Benno and Leo Batali

1 pint strawberries, preferably small berries, washed, hulled and quartered (I used mine whole) (from the garden or local)

2 Tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt


Combine the strawberries, sugar and salt in a bowl.


Stir and let stand for 30 minutes.


Taste the berries for sweetness, and add more sugar if necessary before serving.


Makes about 2 1/2 cups.








3 Comments Add yours

  1. Linda says:

    I have always fixed strawberries this way without the salt. They are delicious over shortcake.


    1. Try the touch of salt, it is surprising in its effect


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