Strawberry Coulis

Although from time to time I have posted recipes on the blog, cooking is not a favorite pastime.

The fruit Charlie froze last summer.
The fruit Charlie froze last summer.

But I’m having a tea party and every time I open the freezer I see bags of frozen strawberries that Charlie packaged last spring/summer at the height of strawberry season.

The frozen strawberries are icy but beautifully red.
The frozen strawberries are icy but beautifully red.

So to go along with my lemon curd-filled meringues (Pavlovas) I decided to make some strawberry coulis.  A “coulis” is simply a thick sauce or thin puree made from fruits or vegetables.

Strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice.
Strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice.

The recipe from Epicurious.com is very simple: frozen strawberries, sugar, lemon juice.

Boiling on the stove.
Boiling on the stove.

The directions say to bring all the ingredients to a boil on top of the stove;

The mixtures purees easily in our old blender.
The mixtures purees easily in our old blender.

then puree in a blender

Pour the pureed fruit into a strainer.
Pour the pureed fruit into a strainer.
Just a few seeds are left behind in the strainer.
Just a few seeds are left behind in the strainer.

and strain.

Strawberry coulis.
Strawberry coulis.

Beautifully fresh and delicious tasting and looking.

Refrigerate in an airtight container.
Refrigerate in an airtight container.

I’ll refrigerate the coulis until I’m ready to assemble the Pavlovas.

What do you do with frozen fruit?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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