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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sangria Saturday: Grilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Sangria (#Recipe #Sangria #Wine #Grilled #Fruit)


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Another great grilled fruit sangria recipe to share with you this weekend! These would also go good with the Texas BBQ recipes we have been hosting Saturday's as well! Grilling the fruit until perfectly caramelized gives it, and the sangria, such an amazing taste.


Grilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Sangria
TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN |  SERVINGS: 6 TO 8  | TIME(OTHER): PLUS 45 MIN CHILLING

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 pints strawberries, hulled (stem cap removed)
  • 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped rhubarb (2 large stalks), plus six 4-inch grilled stalks for garnish (optional)
  • One 2-inch piece of vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 sprig lemon verbena or lemon thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 6 wooden skewers, soaked in water
  • One 750-ml bottle Prosecco Brut, chilled
  • Ice

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
  1. In a small pot, combine the brown sugar and white wine with 1/2 cup of water and bring to a simmer, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Dice 4 of the strawberries and add them to the syrup along with the chopped rhubarb and the vanilla bean. Simmer until the rhubarb is tender, 4 minutes. Transfer the syrup to a heatproof bowl and add the sprig of lemon verbena. Let cool, then refrigerate until cooled completely, about 45 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve set over a bowl, pressing on the solids.
  2. Light a grill. Thread the remaining strawberries on the skewers and grill over moderately high heat until lightly charred, about 5 minutes. Let cool completely, then cut the strawberries in half lengthwise.
  3. In a pitcher, combine the rhubarb syrup with half of the grilled strawberries and the Prosecco. Serve the sangria over ice, garnished with the remaining grilled strawberries, lemon verbena sprigs and grilled rhubarb stalks, if using.



* Original recipe courtesy of foodandwine.com

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