Looking for an updated version of sugary sweet strawberries? How about basil-marinated strawberries? I found this recipe online from the San Diego Reader. It comes from William Bradley, the executive chef of Addison. Try it with your favorite scoop of ice cream! It's delicious!
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
4 basil leaves, whole
2 baskets fresh strawberries
HOW TO DO IT
Place water, sugar, and basil leaves in a small pot. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and cover with plastic wrap. Let liquid cool down and steep for 5 minutes.
Wash the strawberries. Remove green stems and cut berries lengthwise in half. Remove plastic wrap from syrup mixture and discard basil leaves. Add strawberries to syrup mixture and place in a refrigerator for one hour to marinate.
To assemble, spoon one ladle of strawberries and syrup mixture each into four chilled bowls and serve.