Friday, June 29, 2007

UNDER the STRAWBERRY MOON ~ SAUTEED STRAWBERRIES with CRACKED PEPPER & WARM COINTREAU MARMALADE

~ Under the Strawberry Moon (Hubbard Lake)

Ode'imini-giizis (Strawberry Moon)

(Ojibwe)

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SAUTEED STRAWBERRIES with CRACKED BLACK PEPPER

& WARM COINTREAU MARMALADE



~ Strawberries with a twist from New York's 'chic' chef, Geoffrey Zakarian, compliments of Cointreau


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Ingredients:

1/2 Tbsp. salted butter

1/2 tsp. brown sugar

1 1/2 lbs. cleaned and quartered strawberries

1/2 split vanilla bean

1 pinch cracked black pepper1/2 bunch stemmed & chopped fresh mint



Marmalade:

1/2 cup Cointreau

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

Garnish:

Creme fraiche

Cracked black pepper




  • MARMALADE: In small saucepan, combine Cointreau and 1 Tbsp. of brown sugar. Reduce to 1/8 cup. Set aside.

  • Heat salted butter in saucepan. When melted add the brown sugar and cook until lightly caramelized, about 3 minutes. Saute strawberries and vanilla bean with the caramel for 15 seconds. Add pinch of black pepper and cook for 30 seconds.

  • Add the fresh mint and transfer to serving dishes. Garnish each dish with 1 Tbsp. creme fraiche and cracked black pepper. Drizzle warm Cointreau Marmalade on top. Serve immediately.

7 comments:

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi, I just wanted to say I love your photography. You really have some nice flower pictures. The recipes sound good too except I am on a diet. :-(

joey said...

Thank you for your comments ... I also admire your work (note you are linked in both my photography and gardening haunts) and have been attempting to comment on your site, yet for some reason, have been unable. Regarding the recipes, sometimes it's simply fun to read recipes and pretend to have eaten them ... saves lots of calories!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wasn't the moon just beautiful when it was full a few days ago?

Cracked pepper is great on cantaloupe also.......your recipe sounds yummy.

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you for introducing yourself on my blog. I am so sorry to hear about your brother too.

I love your photography. it is amazing. And to combine it with delicious recipes is wonderful.

jason said...

You captured the lovliest night of the year ...

LunaPierCook said...

Joey, this is the quietest I've seen you ... is everything alright? I'm used to more harrassment than this!

joey said...

Playing catch-up after 2 weeks away and now, off again. Thank you ALL for your comments. Indeed, viewing the Strawberry Moon rise is one of the loviest nights of the year.