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Strawberry fields forever....

divinemissd Sep 8, 2008 09:55 AM

Went to Jean-Talon market on Saturday and did not refrigerate strawberries (a bushelful) or store as I should have (though I am not very familiar with how to treat strawberries). They are going to have to be used quickly, as some are starting to spoil. Any great tips on a rescue recipe that calls for lots of strawberries?

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    Campofiorin RE: divinemissd Sep 8, 2008 12:15 PM

    Pie, turnovers, some sort of cake, jam, ice cream, all of the above.

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      divinemissd RE: Campofiorin Sep 8, 2008 12:50 PM

      thanks for the suggestions.

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      torty RE: divinemissd Sep 8, 2008 01:03 PM

      Slice into a big bowl, lightly sugar, cover and let macerate till you get a nice bit of juice. Spoon into freezer containers. The kids like it straight out of the freezer with a quick pass thru the microwave to loosen it up- like a chunky sorbet. Great defrosted and spooned over any thing like pound cake, oatmeal, vanilla ice cream, etc.

      1. Ruth Lafler RE: divinemissd Sep 8, 2008 02:12 PM

        The ones that are in good condition will keep quite a bit longer -- a week or more -- in a glass jar(s) (with lids, no you can't use plastic) in the fridge. So you can keep some for "fresh" and/or until you decide what to do with them.

        1. souschef RE: divinemissd Sep 8, 2008 02:35 PM

          I had suggested that you make jam or puree them and freeze the puree to make ice cream later. However, my post disappeared as you had posted the thread 3 times, and in the cleanup my post got wiped out as it was the first post in one of the three.

          1. Emme RE: divinemissd Sep 8, 2008 05:08 PM

            macerate them in balsamic vinegar and black pepper... then serve over ice cream w/ or w/o shortbread cakes

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