|Strawberries||1 Pound (450 Gram)|
|Balsamic vinegar||3 Tablespoon|
|Mascarpone cheese||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
1. Wipe the strawberries with a damp cloth, rather than rinsing them, so they do not become soggy. Using a paring knife, cut off the green stalks at the top and use the tip of the knife to remove the core or hull.
2. Cut each strawberry in half lengthwise or into fourths if large. Transfer to a bowl.
3. Add the balsamic vinegar, allowing tablespoon per person. Add several twists of ground black pepper, then gently stir together. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for up to 4 hours.
4. Just before serving, stir in torn mint leaves to taste. Spoon the mascarpone into bowls and spoon the berries on top. Decorate with a few mint leaves, if desired. Sprinkle with extra pepper to taste.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 623 Calories from Fat 421
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47 g72.7%
Saturated Fat 24.8 g123.8%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 127 mg42.3%
Sodium 80.1 mg3.3%
Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.2%
Dietary Fiber 9.1 g36.4%
Sugars 28.9 g
Protein 10 g20.7%
Vitamin A 25.8% Vitamin C 444.6%
Calcium 19.1% Iron 12.1%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet