Whether it’s rum or wine, a sweet alcohol always enhances good fruits flavors… Here is a strawberry and peach salad recipe made with dessert wine. You can use any white wine as long as it’s sweet. You can recognize them easily thanks to their stronger yellow color. Some of the most famous French dessert wines are Montbazillac and Sauterne but, of course you can use a cheaper wine… I used a 3 euros one Just add more sugar if it doesn’t taste good enough. Good wine makes great dishes so don’t hesitate to use it if you have one at hand!
The salad on the picture is topped with pine kernels but I also love making this same recipe replacing them with mashed almonds. Use whichever sounds better to you…
Preparation time: 15 mn
Ingredients (for 4 servings)
1.1 lbs (500 g) of strawberries
1 glass of white wine (sweet)
1/4 cup (50 g) of sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar
4 mint leaves
A handful of pine kernels or almonds
1 3/4 cup (450 ml) of water
1/ Get wine, sugar, vanilla sugar and water to a boil. Let it boil smoothly until the strong alcohol smell is gone. Set aside.
2/ Clean nectarines and peaches, cut them in half, take bone off and slice them.
3/ Clean strawberries, slice their top off and cut them in half (cut pieces in half again if your strawberries are big).
4/ Pour fruits into the syrup so they marinate.
5/ When marinade has chilled, serve fruits in individual cups topped with sliced mint and pine kernels or mashed almonds.