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Ode to strawberry: South Sound chefs share 20 recipes for cooking with local strawberries

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on June 9, 2010 at 5:44 pm | No Comments »
June 9, 2010 5:44 pm
Fennel strawberry salsa over halibut is a recipe from Chef Eric Matthies of C.I. Shenanigans. The salsa has a puckery flavor from lime and uses plenty of freshly ground black peppercorns for extra flavor. The fennel's licorice flavor complements the sweet strawberries. Matthies also recommends serving the salsa over salmon. Photo by Janet Jensen/Staff photographer

The strawberry season, depending on the weather, should be here in the next week or two. Today’s SoundLife section featured nearly 20 recipes from local chefs, mixologists and bakers for how to make everything from the strawberry sotol cocktail at 1022 South to the fennel-strawberry salsa at C.I. Shenangians (pictured here, made at my house last week and shot by TNT photographer Janet Jensen) and the puckery delicious strawberry-rhubarb crisp at Pacific Grill.

We also compiled a list of farm stands, U-pick fields and other places where you can buy locally grown strawberries. And, if you’re a gardener, we’ve even got tips for growing the berries.

Here’s the whole story: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/06/09/1218865/berry-bounty.html?storylink=fb

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