Summer Spiced Strawberries with Lime & Cracked Pepper Chantilly

Cook time 15 minutes
Servings 4

This is a very refreshing dessert especially when the strawberries are in full season.

Ingredients

2 tbsp palm sugar
1 cinnamon stick
5 black peppercorns
1 vanilla bean
2 star anise
4 cardamom pods

1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp kirsch
350ml raspberry coulis
2 punnets strawberries
1 tsp mint


Lime and Cracked Pepper Chantilly
150 ml thickened cream
Zest and juice of 1 lime
Pinch of cracked white peppercorn

Summer Spiced Strawberries with Lime & Cracked Pepper Chantilly

This is a very refreshing dessert especially when the strawberries are in full season.

Method

Make a caramel with the sugar, add the dried spices and roast them lightly until they become fragrant. Add the vinegar, kirsch and the raspberry coulis and mix well to make sure the caramel is completely dissolved.

Add the strawberries and cook gently in the liquid until soft and then set aside. (Keep the strawberries in their cooking liquid until ready to be served.)


Lime and Cracked Pepper Chantilly

Mix cream and lime juice together and beat until they form a soft peak. Fold in lime zests and pepper. Reserve in the fridge until ready to serve.

Plating
In a small bowl nicely arrange the strawberries. Pour over some cooking juices and sprinkle with shredded mint. Place a spoon of Chantilly in the centre of the plate and serve.