MAKES ABOUT 1 CUP
8 ounces strawberries, hulled
3 tablespoons Villa LanFranca Organic Balsamic Glaze
1½ tablespoons sugar
Zest of ½ orange, preferably organic
1/8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper, preferably Tellicherry peppercorns
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
Purée half of the strawberries. Slice remaining strawberries into quarters and add to puréed strawberries.
Combine strawberry mixture, balsamic glaze, sugar, zest, pepper, and cardamom in a small saucepan. Heat over low to medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to keep from sticking to pan. Remove from heat and transfer to medium bowl. Let rest for 1–2 hours for flavors to meld. Will keep well covered in refrigerator for 3 days.
NOTE: Villa LanFranca Organic Balsamic Glaze is available from Sapore della Vita. There are many ways to serve this. Try with mascarpone topped crostini, mixed into oatmeal, over arugula salad, along with soft goat cheese, with grilled pork or steak, or as a fi nishing touch to dessert.
Recipe courtesy of Sapore Della Vita: Sarasota Farmers’ Market; saporedellavita-com