Basil-Marinated Strawberries

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!

Basil-Marinated Strawberries


2 cups water

2 cups sugar

4 basil leaves, whole

2 baskets fresh strawberries


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.



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