This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Nothing beats the taste of a fresh strawberry from Florida this time of year.
From November through April, these tasty gems are at their peak, ripe and ready to eat. I want to put them on everything!
Florida Strawberries chase the winter doldrums away and brighten any meal.
So it’s no wonder I want to keep those good for you treats around as long as possible.
Stocking up now from my local grocer gets my creative juices flowing.
I can make pies or muffins and of course my favorite breakfast, Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with homemade strawberry syrup of course!
Making strawberry syrup is a great way to preserve that fresh strawberry taste. Sweet, juicy Florida Strawberries make great preserves, jams and fruit leather too. You can also can some, freeze some or maybe dehydrate a few.
I’m PA Dutch and we’re famous for pickling everything from eggs to pig’s feet. So why not pickle strawberries? It’s easy too.
Start with clean, sterile jars with tight fitting lids. I boil the brine and simply pour it over the berries. Seal the jars, cool and refrigerate.
I used pickled Florida Strawberries to make a relish for these tuna burgers.
We got amazing flavors going on here.
You can also use pickled strawberries in salads and dressings, drizzled over ice cream even stirring into yogurt.
Does everyone in your family love Florida Strawberries? Of course they do!
U-Pick farms are now open.
Picking your own strawberries is a great experience for the whole family.
Here are some tips for picking your own strawberries on a U-Pick farm.
Find more information and locations of Florida Strawberry farms participating as U-Pick farms http://floridastrawberry.org/association/u-pick .
Tune in and watch the Florida Strawberry Association and Strawberry Sue on YouTube for helpful strawberry-related news, year-round updates from the fields, special events and easy to prepare strawberry dishes.
Put it all together and you can pick (or purchase) Florida Strawberries to preserve and use in the future in recipes like this Tuna Burger with Pickled Strawberry Relish!
Tuna Burger Pickled Strawberry Relish. A sweet, tart relish of pickled strawberries, cucumbers and onions tops a juicy, patty made from flaky white tuna.
- 3 cups Florida Strawberries whole or quartered
- 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons coarse salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup Pickled Florida Strawberries
- 1/2 cup diced seedless cucumber
- 2 tablespoons diced red onions
- 1 (12 ounce can) white albacore tuna, drained
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers
- 2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 egg
- 1 cup plain bread crumbs divided 1/3 cup in patties
- 1 tablespoon olive oil for frying
- 4 buns
- 1 cup fresh spinach, optional
- Start with clean, sterile jars with tight fitting lids. Pack tightly with strawberries.
- Whisk together vinegar, sugar, salt and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil brine for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
- Pour over strawberries to completely cover. Cover jar tightly. Cool for about 20 minutes on counter then refrigerate overnight.
- Note: I used 3 8-ounce jelly jars. You can use any size jars as long as you pack it tightly and cover berries completely with brine. Best used within 2 weeks.
- Mix together Pickled Florida Strawberries, cucumber and onion. Set aside.
- Mix together tuna, parsley, roasted peppers, lemon juice, egg, soy sauce and enough crumbs to hold mix together, about 1/3 cup. Form into 4 patties. Coat patties with remaining bread crumbs. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat oil in medium-sized skillet. Cook tuna burgers over medium heat until browned on both sides and thoroughly heated.
- Served tuna burgers topped with pickled strawberry relish on toasted buns with spinach if desired.
Enjoy all these delicious recipes made with preserved Florida Strawberries from the Sunday Supper Tastemakers!
- Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Pie by Food Done Light
- Strawberry Eton Mess by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Strawberry Compote Pavlova Parfaits by My Sweet Zepol
- Strawberry Crepe Cake with Homemade Strawberry Syrup by Recipes, Food and Cooking
- Strawberry Crumble Bars by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Dark Chocolate Strawberry Granola Clusters by Simple and Savory
- Strawberry Dust Grilled Pork Tenderloin by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Strawberry Granola with Dried Strawberries by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
- Strawberry Pancakes Recipe by Life Tastes Good
- Strawberry S’mores by The Crumby Cupcake
- Strawberry Frosted Baked Cardamom Donuts by The Chef Next Door
- Strawberry Mocha Yogurt Smoothie by Casa de Crews
- Strawberry Parfait by Desserts Required
- Strawberry Smoothie Bowls by Family Foodie
- Strawberry Swirl Coffee Cake by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Balsamic Pickled Strawberries Sundae by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Pickled Strawberry Pepper Feta Salad by Go Epicurista
- Shortcake with Vanilla Bean Pickled Strawberry by Authentically Candace
- Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail by Sunday Supper Movement
- Strawberry Detox Vinegar Drink by Cricket’s Confections
- Tuna Burger with Pickled Strawberry Relish by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
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