Roasted Strawberry Crostini

Hey all!!

I’m super impatient. We got a little tease of Summer weather here in Portland. I could smell the Lilac, back yard BBQ’s, and enjoyed quite a bit of Rose. Then I got the craving. The strawberry craving. Oregon has the best strawberries. The hoods won’t come until July, but roasting organic strawberries from California will bring out the sweetness, and add a whole richness to the bland pre-season berry.

It’s quite simple. Wash and slice berries. Place on parchment lined sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and little aged balsamic. Roast in a 350 degree oven. Done! Delicious. These are perfect on ice cream, in muffins, with chocolate, on pancakes. I like them as a little savory appetizer.

Toast some rustic bread, spread with fresh goat cheese, sprinkle with arugula, strawberries, toasted pine nuts, and little bit of basil. Voila. People will think you are fancy. Really fancy. It’s not fancy at all, but really delicious. Serve with Champagne, sparkling wine, or some pretty Rose from Provence.

Enjoy! Make some shortcake too! Trust me- you will be in super fancy food heaven!




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