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Fragola Pazzo (Crazy Strawberry)

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"This is an Italian dessert that goes great with pasta. As the name suggests, it's a crazy combination but surprisingly excellent. Someone always asks me for the recipe when I make it. Be sure to use a good quality balsamic vinegar with this dish or you will not have as good results."
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20 m servings 85
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Mix balsamic vinegar, sugar, and black pepper together in a bowl. Add strawberries and stir to coat; marinate in refrigerator until chilled, about 10 minutes. Grate chocolate over top as a garnish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 85 calories; 2.8 16.5 1.5 0 5 Full nutrition

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Excellent! A nice change of pace and I loved the addition of black pepper. Don't omit it! I have a pantry full of flavored balsamics, so I ended up using chocolate balsamic and it was perfect. N...

Sooo good! Who would have thought that this combination would work? I loved it. Thank you for the recipe!

First time I saw a similar recipe (it didn't have the chocolate) I thought there was no way it could be good. Oh boy, was I wrong! Now this one has chocolate added? I'm in heaven!

I used high end balsamic vinegar, and shredded dark chocolate on top. I made it in the morning. Just before serving, I mixed the chocolate in. Severed over brownies (made from this site) and ...

I made this recipe because it sounded so strange that I had to try it. I couldn't imagine this mix of ingredients could be edible, let alone good. It's delicious!!! I intend to make it for de...

Yummy! I liked the tang of the the balsamic vinegar and its not too sweet. Complements the strawberries. Thanks for sharing.

I've made variations of this for years. It's even more refreshing if you partially freeze the strawberries before you dress them. It's really great on a hot afternoon by the pool.

Balsamic vinegar, fresh pepper, and strawberries is a match made in heaven. Enough said....................

Awesome dish! I have made this for my granddaughters teacher luncheon and it was a tremendous hit! I have to say, it is an odd combination but a combo that truly does go well together.