Macerated Strawberries

Total Time:
17 min
15 min
2 min

4 servings

  • 2 pints medium size strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle red wine
  • 1/4 cup orange blossom honey
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • In a bowl combine all ingredients. Let stand in refrigerator for 2 hours

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Try cheap red vermouth for the wine, and just use enough to cover the sliced berries. Honey and sugar to taste. Makes a nice cooler with a shot of club soda. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used 1/2 bottle merlot with the 2 pints berries, it overwhelmed everything including the honey and sugar item not reviewed by moderator and published
The strawberries were OK, but not great. We used a merlot to macerate and it completely dominated the strawberry flavor and canceled out the honey and sugar. I would strongly suggest a sweet red wine, and maybe reduce the volume of the wine. We used the berries in the Berry Pudding recipe that Alton also suggested. It could have been good but instead was only carried to acceptable by the whipped cream. So when this recipe calls for a red table wine, think of something light red and sweet like a white zin. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I rate this recipe ONE STAR. The wine overwhelmed the strawberries, as another viewer also said, even though I added the sugar and honey. I didn't care for this recipe at all. And, its pretty expensive to boot with an entire bottle of wine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mom is in a rehab center. I took some to her shortly after lunch and she said that she was to full to try it. About 45 minutes later I said "you need to try this before I leave" as I fed her a spoon full. Her comment - "better let me have that" - as she reached for the container says it all. It was great. I used less sugar and put it on angel food cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Alton Brown!! He makes me wanna cook which is something no one has been able to do!! He makes even this strawberry dish easy!! hehe!! Alton if you read this,Your the man!!! Please come to Florida!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i have gotten rave responses, with the followinf adjustments:3 pts berries, only 1/4 c organic sugar. i use lucero farms organic strawberries.they are superb,ie small, intense & sweet.i've tried several kinds of wine, zin liguid, reduce til syrup like consistency. great for savory dishes,eg foie gras, chicken, pork. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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