A few weeks ago, I was working at my local farm, harvesting strawberries for a new farm fresh menu, when I spotted a bunch of strawberries sitting in a cupboard.
I pulled the cupboard open, and there was this strange thing in there, a bunch that was still attached to a tree trunk.
I picked them up and started making sauce.
“This is a good recipe,” I said to myself.
“A little goes a long way, so let’s make some!”
I poured some vinegar over the strawberries and proceeded to make a batch of sauce, which I called a farmer’s boy.
The farmer’s boys recipe for homemade strawberry sauce (from the Farm Fresh menu)Ingredients:For the sauce:1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries2 cups chicken stock, or 1 cup of cold water1/4 cup olive oilFor the strawberries:3/4 lb strawberries (about 10-12)1 cup olive butter (1 tsp)2 Tbsp.
fresh lemon juice1/3 cup vinegar (or 1/2 tsp vinegar)For the berries and sauce1.
Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add the strawberries, and cook until wilted.
Remove and set aside.2.
Meanwhile, add the lemon juice and vinegar to the pan.
Add chicken stock to the saucepan, and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, and stir in the lemon-vinegar mixture.3.
Return to a simmer, and add the reserved strawberries to the mixture.
Cover and simmer uncovered for 10 more minutes.4.
To make the sauce, stir the strawberries in the remaining lemon-wine mixture.
Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste.
(You can also add additional salt to taste if you like.)
Serve with a salad and a side of ranch or tomato salad, if desired.