Friday, 3 July 2009

Strawberries in Lime-Ginger Syrup

A simple, flavourful syrup adds a kick to fresh strawberries. Do be careful with the lime zest and ginger; it's easy to overdo it. You want just a whisper of them.

4 servings
20 minutes prep time

Strawberries in Lime-Ginger Syrup
4 cups (1 quart) strawberries

6 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon lime zest
1 scant teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
the juice of 2 limes

Wash and hull the strawberries, and cut them in halves or quarters if large.

Put the honey, lime zest, ginger and lime juice in a small pot, and heat slowly until the honey is melted. Toss with the strawberries while the syrup is still warm. It's best to let the berries sit for 20 minutes to half an hour before eating them.

Last year at this time I made Peas with Garlic Scapes & Cream and Beets with Their Greens in a Dill Sauce.


Joanne said...

What a delicately delicious dessert! This is my kind of food.

The Food Hunter said...

This sounds really good. thanks for sharing.