Veronica Arroyo's Santa Monica Strawberries
|Santa Monica Strawberries dessert at Bourbon Steak|
"Something we have on the menu right now, it's called Santa Monica Strawberries...I was at the farmers' market in Santa Monica California which is huge, has great produce, and there's a Pryor there called Harry's Berries, and these berries are hand picked, there's a gorgeous red color...they're just fantastic and so we wanted to highlight this strawberry.
"And so essentially what we have is a mascarpone cheesecake that we dot along the plate and a pistachio streusel, a little bit of candied fennel. But the real highlight of the plate are these strawberries and they're in their fresh form, all we do is just quarter them, we don't toss them in any sugar, we don't do anything, the highlight are these strawberries and they should be what you're thinking about the entire time.
"These other flavors are actually enhancing your experience but at the end of the day you remember that you had these magnificent strawberries. You could also make this plate with any other seasonal fruit."
Find out how to make it after the jump
-Some fresh strawberries or any other juicy seasonal fruit.
Maya Dukmasova Santa Monica Strawberries and Sicilian Pistachio streusel
-12 oz Cream cheese
-4 oz Mascarpone cheese
-4 oz Sugar
-2 Whole Eggs
-3 oz Cream
-1/2 Vanilla bean
|Cheesecake and strawberries|
-4 oz Sicilian pistachios, chopped fine
-2 oz sugar
-2 oz AP Flour
-1 tsp Salt
-2 oz Butter, liquid but cool
-Combine all dry ingredients, Mix in butter by hand.
-Sift through wire cooling screen onto parchment lined sheet pans.
-Bake at 250F (to maintain the bright green color), while moving the streusel
around several times during baking.
-When cool, keep in the refrigerator.
Arrange the cheesecake, streusel, and an abundant garnish of strawberries on a plate and enjoy! Serves 4-6
Maya Dukmasova Feel free to garnish your plate with some vanilla ice cream and candied fennel
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