This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
The strawberry: "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did."
-Dr William Butler, Writer
I can remember the first time that I had a balsamic reduction on berries. I thought that this was the perfect dessert: sweet, peppery, sour, and even just a bit salty. This was surpassed only by having the good stuff - 25 year old balsamic vinegar on strawberries. A rare occasion but not one to be missed.
This is a great variation on that recipe, with a hint of chocolate to make a rich, luscious sauce that's perfect on strawberries.
Servings = 2 | Serving size = 1/2 pint strawberries with 1 Tbsp. balsamic chocolate sauce
Cooking Time = 45 Minutes
This recipe can be cut in half or easily multiplied and makes enough balsamic chocolate sauce for 8 servings.
|1 cup||balsamic vinegar|
|2 ounces||bittersweet chocolate (crumbled)|
|1||pint fresh strawberries (rinsed, stemmed and sliced)|
Place the balsamic vinegar in a small stainless steel or non-reactive sauce pan over medium heat. When the vinegar comes to a boil reduce the heat so that the liquid is simmering. Cook for about 30 - 40 minutes until reduced to 1/4 cup.
Cool slightly and then add the chocolate. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and let cool for about 30 minutes.
While the vinegar is reducing combine the sliced strawberries and sugar in a bowl and toss until well blended. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Divide the strawberries between two bowls when ready to serve. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of the balsamic chocolate sauce.
Serving size = 1/2 pint strawberries with 1 Tbsp. balsamic chocolate sauce
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 93||Calories from Fat 22|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 17g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||15%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 163%|
|Calcium 3%||Iron 5%|
|Vitamin K 4 mcg||Potassium 301 mg|
|Magnesium 31 mg|