Whether you pick your own strawberries or buy them at the store, there is something special about the sweetness of strawberry recipes. Strawberries are good alone, but in strawberry recipes, they go to another level of delectability. Here are some scrumptious strawberries that will help satisfy your summer sweet tooth.
1. Strawberry Muffins
Muffins are an easy way to enjoy strawberries at any time of day. These muffins are made with all of the traditional muffin ingredients, but have strawberries thrown in to the mix. The sweetness brought out by baking the strawberries will be something hard to cut yourself off from. And if you are feeling extra fruity, toss in some blueberries as well for a berry blast of a muffin.
To make, combine oil, milk, and egg in a bowl, then in a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Add strawberries to dry mixture and stir, then add wet mixture and combine. Fill muffin cups, bake until cooked through, then let cool.
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2. Strawberry Pie
Oh my, the sweet taste of strawberry pie. This strawberry recipe is absolutely loaded with strawberries, which is never a bad thing. The recipe also has you make your own crust for that extra special homemade touch. The filling actually has strawberry Jell-O and strawberries in it, so the flavor is intensely strawberry.
For this recipe, mix flour, butter, and sugar, press into a pie dish, and bake until lightly browned, forming the crust. Next, prepare Jell-O mix per package directions, then let cool, but not set. Fold in strawberries and pour the mixture into the pie crust. Refrigerate until the Jell-O sets, then serve with whipped cream on top.
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3. Strawberry Cheesecake
What gets more decadently delicious than cheesecake? This recipe is the traditional strawberry cheesecake recipe you have been searching for. It incorporates frozen sweetened strawberries that have thawed, but if you want to use your fresh strawberries, toss them in sugar and go at it. Make sure you have your special springform cheesecake pan before you go jumping at making this recipe.
To prepare, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter, press on the bottom of a springform pan, and refrigerate for a half hour. Meanwhile, blend together strawberries and corn starch until smooth, pour into a saucepan, boil, and set a third of the sauce aside to cool while refrigerating the rest for later. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy, then gradually add milk, lemon juice, and eggs. Pour half of this mixture over the crust, drop half of the reserved strawberry mixture into this by the spoonful, carefully add the rest of the cream cheese mixture on top, and drop the remaining strawberry mixture into this layer. Swirl the sauce with a knife to create designs, then bake until almost set, remove from oven, and thoroughly cool.
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4. Strawberry Risotto
Yes, if you are feeling adventurous with your strawberries, make strawberry rice! The sweet gooey result is a fantastic snack or dessert dish. There is actually onion and vegetable broth in this recipe, but the overall flavor packer is the heaping helping of strawberry puree. Topped off with a glass of dry white wine, this recipe will surprise and satisfy you.
To make, saute chopped onion in olive oil until browned, then add rice and vegetable broth. When the rice is half cooked, add the strawberry puree and allow to complete cooking. Add dry white wine if you want for additional flavor.
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5. Strawberry Sorbet
Sorbet is a kind of icy treat, so strawberry sorbet should be a safe and excellent strawberry recipe option. All you need for this recipe is water, sugar, fresh strawberries, and orange juice. It does need to freeze for several hours before it is ready, so make sure to prepare it ahead of when you plan to enjoy it!
For this recipe, dissolve sugar in water and boil for several minutes, then let cool. Puree strawberries until almost smooth, then pour into a bowl and combine with cooled sugar water and orange juice. Add to a pan, cover, and freeze until almost firm, stirring a couple times during freezing.
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6. Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
Heck yeah, ride the healthy train with these oatmeal bars! Some strawberry oatmeal bar recipes use strawberry jam, but not this one. This strawberry recipe uses fresh strawberries and lemon juice to pack in that strawberry goodness. The oatmeal part of this recipe is filled with all of those good oatmeal flavors like honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon, making this a great breakfast treat or a snack on the go.
To prepare, combine melted butter, flour, oats, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Remove one cup of this mixture and set aside, then press the remaining mixture onto a greased parchment paper-lined baking dish. Next, in a bowl combine sliced strawberries, lemon juice, vanilla, and flour and toss together. Spread this mixture evenly over pressed crust, then sprinkle the reserved mixture on top. Bake, cool, and serve.
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7. Strawberry Salsa
This is not a salsa you see or hear about very often, but that does not mean it is not amazingly flavorful. Fresh strawberries, red onion, fresh cilantro, fresh parsley, fresh mint, fresh ginger, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil make up this traditional salsa recipe with a strawberry twist. The result is so refreshing, perfect for summer snacking.
To make this dish, combine sliced strawberries, chopped onion, chopped cilantro, chopped parsley, and chopped mint in a bowl. Add grated ginger, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Toss and chill for a half hour before serving.
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8. Strawberry Sandwich
Yes, this does sound really weird. It looks weird, too, but it tastes really good. This recipe from India is fun, creative and yummy. It layers coconut, strawberries, and paneer (curd cheese), and the textures and methods of doing this are probably unlike anything you have had before. The flavors together, though, are phenomenal.
For this recipe, begin by combining chopped strawberries and sugar over medium heat and cook until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and set aside. Next, heat grated coconut and sugar over medium heat, stirring continuously until mixture begins to leave sides of the pan. Immediately pour onto a greased pan, level mixture, and cut into squares while still warm. After this has set, Pour the strawberry mixture over the coconut mixture and top with paneer crumbles. Refrigerate and serve chilled, separating sandwiches along pre-cut lines.
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9. Barbequed Strawberry Chicken
You cannot tell me this does not sound good. Barbeque sauce plus fresh strawberries plus chicken equals a really great dinner. The sauce for this recipe is a combination of red onion, barbeque sauce, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, honey, and fresh sliced strawberries. This sweet sauce will take chicken to places you may not have known it could go.
To make, begin by browning chicken on both sides in oil, then remove from pan. Add to pan onion and saute in butter. Stir in barbeque sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and honey, and simmer until it thickens. Add chicken to pan and bake until cooked through. Stir in strawberries and eat up!
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10. Balsamic Strawberry Chicken Panini
This sounds like a sweet bistro sandwich, but you can make it at home! Sourdough slices hug fresh spinach leaves, sliced chicken, fresh strawberries, fresh mozzarella, sliced avocado, and a hint of balsamic vinegar. Your summer sweet tooth will absolutely be satisfied, along with your protein and fresh produce teeth as well.
For this dish, spread butter on all sides of bread slices. For sandwich, layer bread slice, then spinach, then chicken, then balsamic drizzle, then strawberries, then mozzarella, then avocado, then bread slice. Cook in panini press or on grill pan until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
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