Boozy strawberries

Matt Tebbutt laces his spiced strawberries with port and rosé wine
By Matt Tebbutt
Boozy strawberries
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes plus steeping
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

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  • 800 g strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 200 ml port
  • 200 ml rosé wine
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 50-100 g caster sugar, to taste
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 black peppercorns

To serve

  • crème fraîche or natural yogurt
  • shortbread

Method

1. Throw the strawberries into a bowl. Put remaining ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pan and bring to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Remove pod, star anise, cloves and peppercorns.

2. Pour warm liquid over the strawberries and cover bowl with cling film. Allow to steep until cooled.

4. Serve with crème fraîche/yogurt and biscuits.

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