Original recipe of the week: Grilled fresh strawberries in a basil syrup
Fancy being naughty but promised you would be nice? We have the simple solution to your problems. Sweet, yummy and also very healthy – you can’t go wrong! It may sound strange to use a herb that you would normally garnish your spag-bol – but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it…trust us.
Grilled fresh strawberries in a basil syrup
Prep time/Cook time: 10 mins
What you will need:
A box of strawberries – halved
4 tbps caster sugar
3 cups of water
5 fresh basil leaves- chopped
A pinch of salt
A splash on vanilla extract
What you need to do:
- Place the sugar and water in a saucepan on a low heat and keep it on until the sugar has melted into the water to form the syrup base.
- Add in the vanilla, salt and basil leaves, and continue to stir on low heat until the liquid has thickened slightly.
- Now remove from the heat and set aside whilst you lightly fry/grill the strawberries in a dry frying pan.
- When slightly caramelised put the strawberries in your bowl of choice, top with 2 table spoons of the syrup and enjoy.