Whether you like them fresh as a ready-to-go snack or prefer them baked to top on yoghurt or pavlova, strawberries are a versatile fruit. Leading chef and Coles ambassador Curtis Stone has some quick tips plus his favourite flavour matches.
Curtis Stone’s strawberry tips
Warm in a saucepan with golden or maple syrup to create a strawberry-infused syrup for pancakes.
Slice and stack strawberries in a peanut butter and jam sandwich!
Baked til soft
Toss with sugar and roast in a baking dish in the oven until they soften and exude their juice. Spoon onto toast, yoghurt or over pavlova.
Blend strawberries with coconut yoghurt, oat milk, a dash of agave, pinch of cardamom and touch of rosewater for a refreshing strawberry lassi.
Perfect flavour matches for strawberries
- Citrus (lemon, lime, orange)
Storage tips from the Coles magazine team:
- Fresh strawberries are best stored in the fridge – keep them in a single layer on a plate lined with paper towel and wash under cold water just before eating.
- To stop strawberries getting waterlogged, rinse them before you remove the stems.
For more strawberry ideas, see here.