Friday, July 2, 2010

Strawberry Coulis and Limeade Concentrate

I bookmarked this page from Simple Bites in anticipation of our strawberry picking. They are, indeed, simple ideas, but certainly tasty ways to use up the last of my fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Coulis (a fancy way of saying "Strawberry Sauce")
I made one jar of this and have it tucked away in my freezer to remind us of summer days when the winter comes.

about one pint strawberries, washed and hulled
1 Tablespoon sugar, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon lemon or lime juice

Combine strawberries, lemon juice and sugar in a blender or food processor.

Pulse until berries are somewhat chopped then blend until smooth and the sauce looks glossy. Taste and adjust sugar if needed.

If desired, pass puree through a fine sieve to remove seeds. (I usually skip this step.)

Pour into two 1/2 pint jars, leaving 1/2 an inch of headspace at the top of the jar, and freeze.

Makes 2 cups.

Note: Sauce will also keep up to four days in the refrigerator.

Strawberry-Limeade Concentrate
I tried these out for the first time this evening. I used three cubes for a tall glass of sparkling water. It was summer in a glass - fantastically refreshing! Use lemon juice instead to get strawberry-lemonade concentrate.

3/4 cup strawberry coulis (recipe above)
3/4 cup sugar or whole cane sugar
1 cup lime juice (approximately 8 limes)

Mix ingredients together and freeze in ice cube trays.
To serve: In a drinking glass, stir together 1 cup cold water and two frozen cubes of concentrate and stir to combine.

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