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      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.