My holiday celebrating seems to start a little earlier every year.
This year, my family grudgingly put up with a preview of Michael Bublé‘s new Christmas CD before Halloween. (I know, I know). I’ve not been able to play it since without major groans from the audience. And who can blame them.
Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or a different holiday you are preparing for, it’s nice to have some dessert options that are a little lighter to balance off the heavier hitting classics. It’s also a particularly good time of year to ramp up on vitamin C as we enter the true season of giving and receiving.
So, with that spirit in mind, I’m pleased to introduce Strawberry Tuesdays which will appear at Inspired Edibles through the month of December.
This recipe could not be simpler. The sea salt shows up beautifully against the dark chocolate giving it a shimmering glow and the lime is different and refreshing. I hope you enjoy it.
You can prepare the strawberries the morning of, or even a day before, and store them in the fridge until showtime.
Strawberry Tuesdays: La Margarita
150 grams 75% cocoa chocolate
18 or so fresh strawberries
pinch of coarse sea salt
pinch of grated lime zest
I promise not to judge the adults if they choose to enjoy a shot of tequila with their strawberry-chocolate margarita delights.
And, not that I would know this from personal experience but, I’m told that if you try adding tequila to the warm, melted chocolate it will seize – better to enjoy on the side.
Melt chocolate in a small sturdy pot on stove over lowest heat, stirring until fully dissolved.
Remove pot from heat and allow it to settle for a moment.
Taking one strawberry at a time, simply dip the berry into the pot of warm melted chocolate, coating it as much or as little as desired.
Place the chocolate coated strawberry on a plate or tray and sprinkle with a few crystals of salt and a touch of lime zest before the chocolate dries, so that the lime and salt adhere to the berries.
Simple as that.
Store in the fridge until serving time.