Oh, Danish strawberries, how we love you. Tasting a local strawberry for the first time can be life-changing: this is what fruit is supposed to taste like! We’re lucky that they have a major season here in Denmark. It is, sadly, a fairly short-lived season and while snacking on a fresh carton is perhaps our favorite way to celebrate this lovely berry, there are loads of other yummy ways to take advantage.
Here are two versatile recipes we love:
Infused vodka is exceptionally easy to make. All you need is fruit, vodka, an airtight storage container and time. To make our strawberry-infused vodka, we began with a high-quality base: Purity Vodka. This is a fantastic organic vodka produced in the 13th century Ellinge Castle in southern Sweden.
Chop your strawberries (proportions are up to you, but we recommend roughly 1/2 lightly-packed cup of strawberries for every three cups of vodka. Remember that the fruit will expand), put them into the container you’ll be using. Add vodka to the top and close tightly. Store the jar in a cool, dark place and leave for at 3-6 days. Let all those delicious strawberry juices seep in. When you’re ready to use the infused-vodka, strain into another container (or drink with the drunken fruit in it, whatever floats your boat) and add to cocktails as you would with any vodka. Cheers!
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
This is a great salad dressing (or even meat-marinade) recipe because it’s light and flavorful, with a hint of fruit sweetness. Just perfect for summer dishes. This recipe produces about 1/4 cup or 60 ml of dressing.
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Balsamico
- 2 Teaspoons Honey
- 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice (we used this gorgeous silver citrus reamer)
- 4 large strawberries, chopped
Add all ingredients together and use hand-blender, blender or food processor. Mix until smooth; add strawberries to personal taste.
How do you enjoy strawberries in the summer? Tell us about it!