Strawberries with lime & long pepper syrup

Strawberries with lime & long pepper syrup

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus cooling


Serves 4
Citrussy and sweet with a little bit of heat, this new twist on berries with balsamic and pepper is best served with cream

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal130
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars31g
  • fibre2g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g
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  • 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 5 medium-sized 'long' peppercorns, one crushed and rest left whole (or use 2 tsp crushed black peppercorns)
  • 450g ripe strawberry, hulled and halved, or quartered if large



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • vanilla or coconut ice cream, to serve


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, pare the zest from 1 lime in long strips. Shave away any white pith from the back of the zest (this can make it bitter), then put the zest in a medium pan. Squeeze both of the limes and add the juice to the pan with 3 tbsp water, the sugar and the crushed and whole peppercorns. Heat gently until the sugar dissolves, boil, then take off the heat.

  2. Spread out the strawberries in a serving dish, then pour over the hot syrup and allow to cool. As this happens, the syrup will become rosy pink. Serve at room temperature with scoops of ice cream.

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17th Sep, 2019
Nice tangy dish and that be prepared in a jiffy. However, 2 tsp of crushed pepper was way too much. And I love spicy food. I think one tsp is plenty.
15th Oct, 2013
So easy to make yet so delicious! I made this for a party and everybody was raving about it. It was a lot sweeter than I expected but not sickly.
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