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Strawberry Rescue Sauce

So last night as I was making that Shrimp & Spinach salad, I noticed that my strawberries were starting to look a touch over-ripe.

Letting strawberries rot is sacrilege as I see it.    So instead, I’ve extended their life by making Strawberry Rescue sauce.

In a saucepan,

  • Put 1 tablespoon of sugar for every 100g of strawberries you need to rescue.
  • Pour enough vanilla extract in to wet the sugar.
  • Add the washed and hulled strawberries.
  • Cook over a high heat only until they’ve rendered a red juice.   allow to cool.


  • If your strawberries were in particularly bad shape and you were only able to salvage bits of them, turn this into a coulis by puréeing the cooled sauce.   This works brilliantly over ice cream.
  • This is a lovely topper for a piece of bread or a scone.