Strawberry Infused Vinegar

      Strawberry Vinegar

      2 cups champagne, white wine, or white vinegar

      1 pint strawberries

      Wash, hull, and slice strawberries. Place in a clean jar with a tight fitting lid. Cover with vinegar. Let sit for 2-3 weeks, shaking occasionally. Vinegar will turn pink and strawberries will soften and lighten in color. When ready, strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Place in a clean jar. Vinegar will keep in a cool dry place for up to a year.

      Strawberry Vinaigrette

      1/4 cup strawberry vinegar

      2 t dijon mustard

      1 clove garlic, minced

      salt, white pepper, honey to taste

      1/2-3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

      Combine all ingredients and shake well.

      Variation: replace dijon mustard with strawberry preserves for a sweeter vinaigrette

      Strawberry BBQ sauce

      2 cups strawberries

      1/4 cup strawberry vinegar

      1/3 cup ketchup

      2 T soy sauce

      2 T honey (or brown sugar or maple syrup)

      2 t fresh grated ginger

      1 t cayenne

      1 small shallot, roughly chopped

      1 clove garlic

      salt and pepper to taste

      Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pour into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Serve hot or cold. Delicious with chicken and pork.

      Strawberry Basil Marinade

      1/2 cup strawberry vinegar

      1/4 cup chopped basil

      1 t crushed red pepper

      2 cloves garlic, smashed

      2 green onions, chopped

      1 lime, juiced

      1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

      Salt and black pepper

      Combine all ingredients. Great for grilled chicken and pork. Marinate at least 4-6 hours.