Strawberries And …

One advantage to claiming tomato as a fruit is that strawberries with a nice combo of romaine lettuce and black olives topped off with a lite raspberry vinaigrette is not so weird.

Ages ago I was on a plane trip to a two-week vacation in the southwest and I found this interesting food article in the pocket in front of me. It discussed the use of the acidic strawberry as a replacement for tomato in some sauces. I had to wait to get home to my own kitchen before experimenting a bit with some combinations with that fruit: basil, thyme, and even blue cheese. It made a really nice sauce for baked fish too.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Strawberries And …

  1. Liam says:

    Black grapes (which are more tannic than red or green grapes make an OK substitute for tomatoes in salads in the off season for the same reason.

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