Main Course – August

Strawberry Sorbet

By Chef Arturo Vargas

Have you ever heard the expression, “If you can’t take the heat, then stay out of the kitchen?”  Well, as far as I’m concerned, the weather during the month of August is hot enough, so who really needs a hot kitchen?!

August is a wonderful month for fresh fruit, and my favorites – strawberries – are ripe and in-season at this time of year.  I know you’ll love this sorbet recipe because, not only is it extremely pleasing to the eye, but it makes for a healthy, sweet dessert that is a perfect and delicious way to cool off.  And, best of all, it’s quick and easy so you can prepare it, devour it and still have plenty of time to enjoy the dog days of summer!

Eat well and enjoy!

Chef Arturo Vargas

 

Fresh Strawberry Sorbet Recipe A La Cava
 

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

2 cups of ice cubes

1 pint of fresh ripe strawberries

1/4 cup of freshly-squeezed orange juice

2 cups of sparkling wine (Champagne)

1 bunch of fresh mint

 
PREPARATION

Lightly rinse and dry the strawberries, then hull and cut in halves.  In a food processor or blender, puree the strawberries with 1/4 cup of the sugar.  Add orange juice, sparkling wine, fresh mint, ice cubes and remaining sugar to the pureed strawberries.  Thoroughly blend.  Serve in a martini glass for an added touch and enjoy summertime.

 
[learn_more caption="About The Chef" state="open"] A native of Acapulco, Mexico, Chef Arturo Vargas is a respected health educator and owner of Northern California’s Taste for the Senses Catering. Arturo was formally trained in the culinary arts in Mexico. Prior to opening his catering company, he served as chef in some of San Francisco, California’s finest restaurants, and facilitated healthy cooking classes and workshops for organizations such as the University of California, Davis, the American Heart Association, and Whole Foods Market. His culinary expertise has been featured in several publications, including Sacramento Magazine, Luxe Life magazine and on SimplyRecipies.com.[/learn_more]
 

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