Marinated Strawberries and Mascarpone

This week chef Rasmus Olander got challenged by chef Giovanni Gabana of Kazerne to create a dish with strawberries and balsamico. A simple yet delicious dessert with an Italian and a bit of Nordic touch.

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(4 persons)

  • 300 g strawberries

  • 1 pc lemon

  • 1  tbs caster sugar

  • 1 dl heavy cream

  • 1dl mascarpone

  • 1 pc vanilla bean

  • cremissimo balsamico

  • fresh sprigs of mint


  • Rinse the strawberries and cut them into smaller pieces and transfer to the mixing bowl.

  • Chop a part of the fresh mint leaves.

  • Peel the zest of the lemon and press the juice out of the lemon.

  • Add the sugar, mint and the zest and juice from the lemon to the bowl.

  • Give it a mix and let it sit to marinate in its own juices in the fridge for a few hours.

  • Add the cream, mascarpone, and vanilla to a mixing bowl and whip until soft peaks are formed.

  • Serving: Add a spoonful of the cream mixture to the bottom of a plate and cover it with a good spoonful of strawberries alongside the sauce that as formed. Garnish it with a drizzle of the balsamico and finish it off with the sprigs of fresh mint on top.

  • Enjoy!