Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Strawberry Soup

From How To Read A French Fry

1 (750-milliliter) bottle light dry red or rose wine
1 C sugar
1 (3") piece vanilla bean
2 pints strawberries, washed and hulled
1 1/2 C vanilla ice cream
6 almond or sugar wafer cookies

Combine the wine and sugar in a large bowl and whisk well to dissolve. Split the vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds into the wine mixture. Add the bean.

Leave small strawberries whole; cut larger berries into pieces of similar size. Add to the wine combination and let macerate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours or overnight.

To serve, ladle the berries and wine into bowls. Top each with 1/4 cup of ice cream and a cookie.

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