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The Trick For Giving Bland Strawberries A Burst Of Flavor
By Crystal Antonace
If you're looking for convenient ways to add flavor to your recently purchased strawberries without adding extra ingredients, roasting them is the answer.
The oven’s heat will concentrate strawberries' hidden sweetness. Roasted strawberries are great hot out of the oven over a bowl of ice cream, yet also prove to be tasty chilled.
To roast, simply cut strawberries and spread them out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast them in the oven at between 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 20 minutes.
Another method of naturally sweetening strawberries, without cooking them in a high-degree oven, is to add some sugar and citrus juice to raw chopped berries.
Add sugar and lemon juice to the strawberries and let the ingredients soak in for 10 to 15 minutes. Once stirred, the strawberries will have released more of their natural juices.
You can freeze subpar strawberries to use in smoothies. Also, don't shy away from cooking strawberries, as this will even out the berries' lack of flavor in their natural state.