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Strawberries Dusted With Cardamom Sugar

Ground cardamom is a clever addition to the sugar in this simple recipe.

Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozSugar
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cardamom
1/4 cup 59mlGrand Marnier
  = (or other orange liqueur or orange
2   Baskets strawberries - (16 oz ea) - hulled, left whole
  Fresh mint sprigs - (optional)
  Chocolate-Orange Easter-Egg Truffles - (see recipe)

Recipe Instructions

Whisk sugar and cardamom in small bowl to blend. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Store mixture in covered container at room temperature.)

Pour Grand Marnier into large bowl. Add strawberries to bowl and toss to coat. Spread cardamom sugar on large platter or baking sheet. Using slotted spoon and working in batches, transfer strawberries to platter with cardamom sugar. Roll in sugar to coat well. Divide strawberries among 6 wineglasses. Pour any remaining Grand Marnier from bowl over berries. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover; chill.)

Place 1 wineglass with strawberries on each of 6 plates. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve with Chocolate-Orange Easter-Egg Truffles.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

Bon Appetit, April 2001


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