Strawberry Balsamic Sauce Recipe

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Strawberry Balsamic Sauce Recipe

[ Photographs: Joshua Bousel ]

  • Yield:Makes about 1 1/2 cups
  • Active time: 25 minutes
  • Total time:25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups ripe strawberries, stemmed, hulled, and roughly diced
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest

Directions

  1. 1.

    Bring balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until vinegar has thickened and reduced to 1/4 of its original volume, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. 2.

    Stir in strawberries, sugar, salt, and lemon zest. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until strawberries have released their juices and softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. 3.

    Using the back of a wooden spoon, crush strawberries against side of saucepan. Continue to simmer until sauce has thickened and is syrupy, 5 to 10 minutes more. Remove from heat, let cool to room temperature, then use immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in refrigerator for up to a week.