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Syrup with red wine and mint

A very nice way of using red fruit in season (in this case, strawberries). Easy to prepare, and keeps for several months. To be used as a fine syrup or as a soup of red fruits in a dessert.

Syrup with red wine and mint

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Ingredients

1000

g

strawberries

125

g

red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)

100

g

sugar

1

sprig

fresh mint

Preparation method

  • Cut the strawberries into pieces and place, with all other ingredients, in a vacuum bag.
  • Evacuate the bag; stop when the liquid begins to bubble.
  • Set in a water bath of 65°C for 45 minutes.
  • Cool immediately with ice water.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Drain in a strainer, but do not force the fruit through.

Serving suggestions

  • Use as a consommé in a dessert
  • Use as a basis for a crystal-clear jelly.
  • As a syrup over crushed ice (a culinary 'slush puppy').
  • As a marinade for fruit salad.

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