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!
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.