From beverages to gelato to salsa, fresh strawberries take a dip into sweet and savory recipes that are sure to become new family favorites.
February 26, 2008
1 of 9Photo: Will Dickey, MyRecipes.com
7 Ways with Strawberries
It's hard to want to do anything with fresh strawberries but eat them. Still, it's worth voyaging into new realms and adding the berries to sweet and savory dishes like beverages, tarts, gelato, or even a salsa-topped fish. The berry presence shines loud and clear but is still in perfect symphony with the other flavors.
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Strawberry Agua Fresca
Strawberry Agua Fresca Recipe Cool off with a south-of-the-border style smoothie made by blending water, fresh strawberries, lime juice and a little sugar. Although non-alcoholic, agua frescas ("fresh water" drinks) make a nice base for cocktails. Just add a splash of tequila or vodka.
3 of 9James Carrier
Strawberry Pancake Roll-ups
Strawberry Pancake Roll-ups Recipe Stuffed with a homemade strawberry-cream cheese filling, these scrumptious roll-ups are a real treat while fresh strawberries are in season. Serve for breakfast, or switch things up and enjoy them as a dessert.
4 of 9Christina Schmidhofer
Sichuan Strawberry Slaw
Sichuan Strawberry Slaw Recipe Put an Asian spin on the classic spinach-strawberry salad classic by adding shredded Napa cabbage, crunchy sliced almonds, and a spicy sesame-five spice vinaigrette. It's a little fiery, a little sweet, and a lot satisfying.
5 of 9Randy Mayor
Grilled Pacific Halibut with Rhubarb Compote and Balsamic Strawberries
6 of 9Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Strawberry-Buttermilk Gelato Recipe Not your traditional custard-style gelato, this easy recipe combines homemade sugar syrup, buttermilk, and pureed fresh strawberries to make a creamy, light treat. Make sure to freeze the canister 24 hours in advance if you're using a countertop ice cream maker.
7 of 9Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart
Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart Recipe Fresh strawberries shine in this simple tart with a graham cracker crust and cream cheese base. Don't worry about shape; the recipe adapts easily to multiple size pans including a 9-inch spring form pan and 10-inch pie plate.
8 of 9James Carrier
Merlot Strawberries with Vanilla Cream
Merlot Strawberries with Vanilla Cream Recipe This grown up version of strawberries and cream is the perfect ending to an elegant party or romantic meal. The berries, which steep in a sugar and Merlot mixture, are topped with a lush, airy concoction of Italian mascarpone, cream, sugar, and pure vanilla.