I know I’m slow to the party, but for years I’ve watched cooking show after cooking show combine strawberries and balsamic vinegar and tout it’s greatness. For me, I just couldn’t get my mind around adding vinegar to a fruit…until now. These grilled strawberries are truly delicious and a great ending to almost any meal, especially for a cookout.
This is really more instruction than a recipe it’s so simple. On Monday, I told you about The French Farm, which specializes in imported European gourmet foods and kitchen accessories from small, family owned businesses.
In this recipe, I used their Terre Exotique Balsamic Vinegar Aged 10 Years, which is an amazing balsamic vinegar that is so smooth and rich, it doesn’t even need to be reduced! I tossed the berries with some of the balsamic vinegar and granulated sugar and grilled them for about 6 to 8 minutes, just to soften them a bit. After grilling, I plopped them all onto a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream, then drizzled a small amount of balsamic vinegar on top.
Since I’m watching my carbs, I used Splenda instead of sugar and used Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream and I thought it was all really good. In fact, the smokey-sweet grilled strawberries and balsamic masked any artificial flavor of the low carb ice cream that I don’t like.
- 24 ripe strawberries, hulled
- 4 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar (used: Terre Exotique Aged 10 years)
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 carton vanilla ice cream
- In a medium bowl, combine strawberries and balsamic vinegar, toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with sugar and toss to coat.
- Thread onto wooden or metal skewers.
- Heat grill to medium-high.
- Place strawberry skewers onto preheated grill and grill for about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until slightly softened and grill-marked.
- Serve immediately over vanilla ice cream with additional aged balsamic vinegar, if desired.
A special thank you to The Pinterest Kitchen for organizing CookOutWeek! Check out the details below and enter to win some awesome prizes!
#CookoutWeek – an entire week filled with yummy summer recipes perfect for your next cookout, along with a fun giveaway, courtesy of some awesome sponsors.
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Don’t forget to check back throughout the week with all of the bloggers participating to get some yummy #CookoutWeek recipes. Here’s the full list of participating bloggers:
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Looking forward to sharing some yummy recipes with all of our readers.