Friday, 17 May 2013

French Food Friday...Strawberry Coulis


Bonjour mes belles,

We have a lot of strawberries in the house which need? to be eaten quickly which is fine by me as I adore them so this week's recipe has a strawberry theme to it.

This coulis is very yummy, not too sweet and is a perfect standby sauce, as you can  make it ahead of time. 

 recipe and photo from here

Here in France, this coulis is sometimes served poured over summer fruits and drizzled with single cream as a refreshing dessert, called fruit soup or as it is known here soupe de  fraises. 

Strawberry Coulis

 
Serves: 6 as a sauce or 2 as a soup (approx 400ml)  
Preparation time: 10 minutes  
Cooking time: 10 minutes

You will need
750g ripe strawberries (hulled and quartered) or raspberries
60g caster sugar
Freshly squeezed juice of
1 lemon

Method
1. Rinse the fruit in a colander. Briefly shake off any excess water – a little leftover water will encourage the fruit to release its juices.
2. Put the fruit and sugar in a pan and heat very gently to prevent it from scorching. Simmer softly for 10 minutes, or until the fruit has lost its shape. Strain through a sieve, making sure to work the pulp with the back of a spoon in order to extract as much juice as possible. Add the lemon juice (also through the sieve).
3. Stir well before serving. The coulis will keep for up to one week in an airtight container in the fridge. 

....bon appetit à tous, Leeann x

1 comment:

  1. I love coulis and how easy it is to make. Instantly makes everything more festive!

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