strawberries in vinegar

ingredients
all
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup boiling water
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
could also use balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 lbs medium strawberries
cookware
  • wide saucepan
  • whisk
  • storage bowl
This dessert is made in advance before the meal. By the time food prep, cooking, and eating are done, dessert will be waiting for you in the fridge!
1
Transfer the sugar into a wide saucepan. Warm it over medium-low heat until the caramel starts to form. Stir the caramel until a deep brown color, similar to the color of chocolate, develops.
2
Carefully pour in the hot water. The caramel will bubble a lot, so brace yourself. :) Allow the caramel to cool for a few minutes.
3
Whisk in the vinegar then cool the caramel in the fridge.
4
Remove the hulls from the strawberries. Cut each one in half lengthwise and transfer to a storage bowl.
5
Pour the vinegar caramel over the strawberries. Marinate in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
source: Feran Adria's The Family Meal
notes
For the recipe proportions for 20 servings, see page 186 of The Family Meal.