Waitrose

Strawberries in sweet lemon, cardamom and black peppercorn syrup

Ingredients

2 x 225g packs essential Waitrose Strawberries (small if possible), washed
1 unwaxed lemon
12 cardamom pods
¼ tsp whole black peppercorns
225g caster sugar
¼ tsp Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste

Method

1. Place the strawberries into a large bowl or on a large, deep platter. Remove the zest from the lemon with a vegetable peeler. Lightly crush the cardamom and black peppercorns in a pestle and mortar.

2. Warm 200ml water in a small pan with the sugar, vanilla paste, zest, cardamom and pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes.

3. Pour over the strawberries and leave to stand for at least 15 minutes before serving with lightly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes plus standing time
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes plus standing time 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1125.496kJ
269kcals
Fat 0.2g
Saturated Fat 0g
Carbohydrate 65.8g
Sugars 65.8g

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4 stars

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This recipe was first published in Fri Jun 14 14:14:00 BST 2013.