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Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction


Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction
Serving strawberries in red wine is a classic French dessert. Here is a more sophisticated version, with the red wine reduced to a light syrup with notes of thyme and lemon.
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Last modified on: June 30th 2019

For 4 people, you will need:

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23 min.15 min.45 min.1 hour 23 min.
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Stage 1 - 30 min.
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Pour 750 ml red wine into a saucepan on medium heat. bring to the boil, then leave to boil gently until reduced by half.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Add to the reduced red wine: 150 g caster sugar, 2 sprigs thyme and the zest of 1 lemon.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
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Put the pan back on the heat and reduce again by half.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Filter the contents of the pan through a fine strainer.

Stage 5
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You will now have a red wine reduction flavoured with thyme and lemon.

Leave to cool, then cover and refrigerate.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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Prepare 500 g strawberries, remove the green tops and cut in 4 lengthways.

Put into a bowl.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
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Pour the cold red wine reduction over, mix well and leave to steep for 15 minutes.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Divide out into small dishes and pour a generous slurp of the red wine reduction over.

Stage 9 - 4 min.
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Finish with a beautifully piped rosette of whipped cream (Chantilly) and garnish, if you like, with a mint leaf.

Serve cool but, above all, not too cold.

Remarks

If possible, opt for a fairly light red wine with not too much tannin.

If you don't have time to whip cream, replace this with a generous spoonful of thick crème fraiche, sprinkled with a little caster sugar.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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