July 4th Grilled or Smoked Strawberry Shortcake

July 4th Grilled or Smoked Strawberry Shortcake

Originally posted in 406 Woman Magazine
Strawberry shortcake (making your own is the best)
Fresh plump strawberries (you can also add pineapple)
Bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes)
Aged balsamic vinegar
Honey
Whipped cream
Real butter

Cut your shortcake into large cubes and cut the tops off of the strawberries. Place on the skewer in an alternating pattern, then brush the shortcake very lightly with the butter. If you have a smoker, you may use this same method. The smoke just adds the extra wow factor. Grill only until slightly charred (about 2 minutes per side). Serve with side dips such as whipped cream, honey, and a reduced balsamic.

Now the meal is ready to go! BBQ is not only is it healthy, but creates the most flavor. Remember to have fun with decorating and presentation. Edible flowers are in season and add not only color, but also different flavors. Herbs are at their height adding depth to all of your dishes. Enjoy the summer with family, friends, and new neighbors. Happy 4th of July from everyone at John’s Angels Catering!

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