Tasty Thursday

Is it strawberry season already? Try this fabulous recipe from New Orleans Kitchens by Stacey Meyer and Troy Gilbert, and check out the foreword by Emeril Lagasse.

Pontchatoula Strawberry Sangria
Recipe courtesy of Chuck Subra from La Côte Brasserie.

2 pints Pontchatoula or other strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 Louisiana naval orange, cut into wedges
1/2 bottle or 2 cups red wine (good quality)
1 cup orange juice
2 cups lemon-lime soda

Wash and remove the stems and hulls from the strawberries. In a pitcher, add the strawberries, sugar, and orange wedges; muddle or crush for 30 seconds. Add the red wine, orange juice, and soda. Mix well and then place in the refrigerator overnight. Serve the following day over ice. Garnish with strawberry slices if desired.

Serves 4

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