Thursday, June 20, 2013

Roasted Strawberries with Grand Marnier

  1. Roasted Strawberries with Grand Marnier Grand Marnier is a liqueur that was created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of cognacs and orange distillate bitter.Grand Marnier is 40% alcohol (alcohol content 80). It is produced in different varieties, most of which can be eaten plain as a digestif or mixed drinks or desserts. In France, this is how to enjoy the most popular with, especially, pancakes or crepes Suzette with Grand Marnier. Strawberries contain phytochemicals that help prevent certain cancers. Strawberries contain too much vitamin C, more, even, than orange juice. Most berries are naturally sweet and require little effort to prepare. Just rinse them under water and serve for a nutritious snack or dessert. A cup of strawberries contains 100 mg of vitamin C, almost as much as a cup of orange juice. We need vitamin C for the functioning of our immune system and strong connective tissue. Strawberries also add a bit of calcium, magnesium, folate, potassium. In addition, it contains only 53 calories.One cup of blueberries offers a smaller amount of vitamin C, minerals and phytochemicals and contain only 83 calories. The same amount of cranberries has a similar nutritional value but contains only 44 calories. A cup of raspberries provides vitamin C and potassium and contains 64 calories. You can pick berries with similar nutrients such as loganberries, currants, gooseberries, cranberries, blueberries and black. For more information:
  2. Ingredients

    For pulp
    1 ounce melted butter
    1 ounce orange juice
    6 1/3 c. teaspoon sugar
    2 c. tablespoons flour
    2.2 lbs of strawberries
    1 ounce chopped almondsfresh mint leaves
    2 c. Honey
    1 drop of Grand Marnier.
  3. Method: 

    1 Preheat oven to temperature of 340 degrees Fahrenheit. For the dough: Mix all the ingredients list to make a smooth paste. Place c.tablespoons of dough on a baking sheet.

    2 Spread gently and place in oven until lightly colored. The dough will spread. Remove from oven and cover the bowl with the dough dessert.

    3 Cool. Meanwhile, prepare the strawberries. Heat the butter in a skillet.

    4 Add honey and strawberries. Flambé with Grand Marnier. Place a dessert bowl in the middle of the platter.

    5 Place some strawberries inside. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
  4. Vanilla Ice Cream w/ Roasted Strawberries and Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  5. How Many Calories in Strawberries?

  6. Fresh - 49 calories (152.0 gm.) 1 cup of strawberries cut in half. Fresh strawberries are a low calorie snack served in their natural state.

    Canned- 234 calories (254.0 gm.) 1 cup of strawberries packed in heavy syrup. Strawberries are rich in folate, believed to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.

    Frozen and thawed - 77 calories (221.0 gm.)1 cup of frozen unsweetened strawberries contains a rich supply of vitamin C believed to promote a healthy immune system.

    Frozen Whole - 50 calories (151.0 gm.) 1 cup of whole unsweetened frozen strawberries contains Omega -3 fatty acids, believed to reduce the triglycerides or the HDL, the bad cholesterol.
  7. Perfect fruits to add to your diet watermelon, strawberries, grapes, lemons, oranges, apples & avocados.
  8. Strawberries, Bell Peppers, Nuts, Olive Oil, Apricots, Carrots, Chicken Breast, Eggs, Salmon, soybeans. Are all good foods for healthy skin!

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