An unlikely sounding pairing, balsamic vinegar and strawberries actually go hand in hand in a very tasty and delightful manner. The balsamic enhances the berries’ flavor and imparts a beautiful color. It’s a great way to prepare your strawberries for simple, yet sophisticated fare. Great on their own, this is a great topping for vanilla ice cream or cheesecake.
Adapted from Bon Appétit, April 1999
3 1/2 cups sliced hulled strawberries (about 16 ounces)
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Toss all ingredients in medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature until juices form, at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours.