Strawberry Coulis

January 18, 2009

Strawberries
With the strawberry season in full swing, I was most tempted to try the recipe shared by Miriam – a reader and now a friend after several rounds of e-mailing. She first got in touch with me when she was looking for a Chocolate Cake recipe for her husband’s birthday a couple of months ago. She served it with Strawberry Coulis, or as she puts it “a berry liquidy thing a neighbor does well!” which went very well with the cake. She shared her version of the recipe with me and I was more than willing to try it since I’ve never made coulis before (I know!).

Her recipe involves heating and using cornstarch to thicken when water is added. I didn’t want the natural strawberry flavour to be affected with the heat or use cornstarch, so I skipped that bit.

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Strawberry Coulis

500g / 18 oz. strawberries, hulled
3 tbsp sugar (alter thing according to how sweet the strawberries are)
1 tbsp lime juice

  1. Puree the strawberries in a food processor or using a stick blender till it’s got a uniform consistency.
  2. Add sugar a little at a time, till it’s sweet enough.
  3. Stir in the lime juices

This finger lickin’ coulis will last in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Next time I’m going to add chunks of strawberries for an enhanced texture.

You can serve this with a whole lotta things – pancakes, waffles, cakes, spooned over ice cream, any dessert you fancy! But the best pairing for me would be with a flourless chocolate cake. YUM!

Notice something weird about the coulis? I couldn’t believe it either! Since I had to take a photo with the coulis dripping from the spoon, I set the camera timer on. When it clicked – this was the end result. The spoon vanished!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 happygrub January 19, 2009 at 6:19 AM

Had no idea you had a strawberry season, I know of mango season!

The coulis looks brilliant. I hate it when some restaurants try to pass off strawberry jam as coulis, has this happened to you before? Your’s looks lovely, I like my coulis at the base of a tall glass with sparkling white grape juice, its delicious!

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2 ovenhaven January 19, 2009 at 8:39 AM

Oh this looks great! The strawberries we get over here come nothing close to looking as fresh as yours. When we do get freshly bright and cheery-looking ones, it’d be imported from Korea, and would cost a bomb.

I love strawberry coulis in a glass of parfait, paired with yoghurt and fresh fruits. Delightful!

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3 Kitchen Flavours January 19, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Wow looks luscious….

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4 Deeba PAB January 19, 2009 at 7:55 PM

I love making a strawberry coulis…it goes really well with panna cotta. Your coulis looks scrumptious.

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5 Shaheen January 20, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Happygrub: No, luckily for me that hasn’t happened. I love the idea of mixing it with sparkling grape juice – I still have some left – will surely try it!

Ovenhaven: Oh yes, thick, creamy yoghurt with the coulis would be delightful!

Kitchen flavours: Thanks!

Passionate about baking: I will keep your suggestion in mind. :D

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6 RecipeGirl January 20, 2009 at 11:34 PM

Strawberries aren’t exactly in full season here, but we can get them without paying a fortune (unlike other places). This is a good one to use for Valentines for sure!

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7 gaga January 22, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Aww, perfect for vday. Looks great!

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8 mona January 29, 2009 at 12:33 AM

Yummm

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9 Miriam January 29, 2009 at 2:19 PM

Shaheen, you finally tried it :-) I’m so glad it turned out well. So is my neighbor.
Thanks for the shoutout, I’m touched.

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10 kelly February 21, 2009 at 9:42 PM

I’m so jealous of your strawberry season! They are so, so delicious when they’re in season.

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11 Shaheen February 23, 2009 at 1:28 AM

Miriam: I need to email you! It’s been a while since we caught up!

Kelly: You bet! I’m making the most of season. I have already frozen a huge box so that I don’t miss them when they’re gone. hhehe

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12 VIDYA VENKY February 23, 2009 at 9:50 PM

hi,
first time to ur blog..lovely….i love strawberries…do visit my blog sometime..

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13 Blender Food Processor April 4, 2010 at 7:02 AM

I like a strawberry very much. Great for make a jam and eat with a whole-wheat bread.

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14 Tom October 14, 2010 at 1:22 AM

Next time, try straining it through a sieve to remove seeds and to accomplish an even consistency. Then, if desired, add finely diced strawberries which have been marinating in a mint and lime syrup. Killer stuff!

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