When strawberries are at their peak of perfection here in Southern California, there is only one recipe you need. Rinse and serve.
Now that these berries are tasting as drab as the weather they need a little culinary assistance.
I've always wanted to have my own food show. (Who doesn't!-I mean those of you interested in food enough to read this blog!) So, my show, the one in my imagination, will be called "Booze it Up!" which is a culinary secret that I have relied upon for YEARS! If food that I am making needs a little "something" to jazz it up I will usually add booze. (Serving alcohol to your guests before dinner is another, more direct way to improve your results!)
So friends, what ever shall I do to improve the flavor of these boring berries? (all together now)
BOOZE IT UP EVIE!
Who am I to deny my audience?
1 pint sliced strawberries
Few tablespoons booze (Cointreau or Amaretto are both lovely options)
Sugar to taste
Mix everything together and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Top with
1 pint whipping cream
4 oz mascarpone cheese
4 Tblsps sugar
Whipped until soft peaks form