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Old 01-07-2009   #16 (permalink)
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My combo would be the balsamic vinegar, a bit of black pepper and a glass of champagne or cava.

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Another taste sensation is to dip strawberries in coarsely ground black pepper. Sounds strange, I know.
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dip strawberries in basalmic vinegar. I love tomatoes w. basalmic, cucs and other veggies; but strawberries?
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Another taste sensation is to dip strawberries in coarsely ground black pepper. Sounds strange, I know.
And people around here think I'm nuts for salting watermelon before eating it.....

The strawberries, raspberries and blueberries we have had around here, (homegrown I mean) have been hard to find and cost a small fortune.
I so want to live somewhere that fruit (other than apples and oranges) are plentiful year round....

Take care all,
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And people around here think I'm nuts for salting watermelon before eating it.....

The strawberries, raspberries and blueberries we have had around here, (homegrown I mean) have been hard to find and cost a small fortune.
I so want to live somewhere that fruit (other than apples and oranges) are plentiful year round....

Take care all,
Cindy

I can't eat watermelon or cantelope without using salt...I don't think you're nuts at all!!
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I just had a risotto with strawberries the other day, topped with grated parmesan. It was all mixed and stirred and cooked together, so it wasn't like whole strawberries were added to a finished risotto.
It might seem like a strange combination and I was a bit wary, but it turned out to be an explosion of flavors and it worked just fantastic!
Just so you know: according to my Italian wife it's not a traditional dish, but a dish developed by some Italian chef who likes to experiment.
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And people around here think I'm nuts for salting watermelon before eating it.....

The strawberries, raspberries and blueberries we have had around here, (homegrown I mean) have been hard to find and cost a small fortune.
I so want to live somewhere that fruit (other than apples and oranges) are plentiful year round....

Take care all,
Cindy

My husband's family is Mennonite, and they all do it, salted watermelon with rollkuchen! Yummy!

Except I don't salt my watermelon and I drizzle syrup on the rollkuchen ...I get horrified looks.
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I would love to see a recipe for the strawberry risotto, if you would share
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I'll ask the mrs. if she's willing to share the recipe.
From what I know it's a pretty straight forward risotto (if there's such a thing in the first place) with fresh strawberry chunks added that cook along for a while.
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not sure if this will compare.

Serves 4-6


Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons minced onion (or shallot)
  • 3 tablespoons julienned celery
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups (400 g) rice (preferably Carnaroli, otherwise Arborio)
  • 1 cup (250 ml) good dry sparkling wine (it need not be Methode Champenoise)
  • Simmering broth, ideally vegetable, though chicken will do
  • 3/4 pound (350 g) firm strawberries, hulled and finely sliced
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmigiano.
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Sauté the onion and celery until well wilted in 2/3 of the butter, then remove them from the pot with a slotted spoon and set them aside.

Stir the rice into the butter and cook over a moderate flame, stirring, for 5-7 minutes. Stir the onion and celery back into the rice, stir to heat through, and add the bubbly. Continue stirring until the wine is completely evaporated, then begin adding broth a ladle at a time.

The rice should be done in about 15 minutes; at this point stir in the strawberries, cook stirring gently for one more minute, turn off the flame, stir in the remaining butter and cheese, cover for a minute, and serve.

Note: If you want to serve individual portions (they do look better) set aside the four prettiest strawberries, split them, and place them on top of the ristto in the bowls, garnishing with either mint or celery leaves. This recipe will serve four hefty eaters, or 6 more normal people. If you’re serving more, set aside more strawberries.

As a variation (use the proportions above)
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • Butter
  • Strawberries, quartered
  • Brown rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  • Simmering broth
  • Grated Parmigiano (optional)
Sauté the shallot in the butter, and when it has turned golden remove it from the pot with a slotted spoon and set it aside; stir the rice into the butter and cook, stirring, over a moderate flame for 5-7 minutes. Return the shallot to the pot, stir in the wine and cook until evaporated, then stir in half the strawberries and mix with a spoon until they come apart, forming a syrup. At this point finish cooking the risotto by adding broth a ladle at a time. When it’s done (brown rice will take longer than Arborio to cook, 20 minutes or more) stir in the remaining strawberries, a walnut-sized chunk of butter, and, if you want, a few tablespoons grated Parmigiano.

Cover for 2 minutes and serve, with the mint-leaf garnish.

With either of these risotti, I'd serve a zesty, unoaked white wine, for example a Fiano or a Lugana.
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not sure if this will compare.
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I had the mrs. review the recipe , and she approved, mostly.

Seriously: personal adjustments and ways of cooking aside, the recipe is good.

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I can't eat watermelon or cantelope without using salt...I don't think you're nuts at all!!


Try the watermelon dipped in Balsamic.......delicious
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Is the fruit one of the attractions in the area? I'm not sure if the place is cold. Strawberries thrive in cold places.
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Is the fruit one of the attractions in the area? I'm not sure if the place is cold. Strawberries thrive in cold places.
Cold here?
What?
Who are you??
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It's an old thread.
Prudence is a troll.
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It's an old thread.
Prudence is a troll.
Does she live under a bridge or the new highway overpass
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