Strawberries Italian Style
For this delicious and simple dessert, Adriana marinated sliced berries in sugar, citrus juice, and wines. This dessert looks wonderful when served in pretty glasses. Adriana suggests using the same recipe with peaches, or even combining strawberries and peaches.
- Strawberries - 3 quarts, washed and hulled
- Juice of 2 Fresh Lemons
- Juice of 1 orange
- Port or sweet vermouth - 1/2 cup
- Dry white wine - 1 cup
- Mint sprig - 10 to 12 small
Slice the strawberries into quarters. Put in a non-aluminum bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Add the lemon juice, orange juice, Port, and wine. Toss, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
To serve: Spoon berries and juice into glass cups or martini glasses and top each with bit of mint.