What's In Season in April: Strawberries

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What's In Season in April: Strawberries

Spring produce is finally in full force! Strawberry is a seasonal ingredient you should be cooking with in April. Try these five delicious recipes with strawberries.

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Strawberry Banana Bread

This bread tastes wonderful and is really moist. The flavor from the strawberries kind of leaks into the bread when you cook it, so there's a nice strawberry tang as well.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry Fields Smoothie

Now you can enjoy the nostalgic tastiness of strawberry milk sans moo juice or powdered junk. Strawberries are phytonutrient factories, supplying your body with a bounty of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Fields Smoothie

Fruity Flounder with Strawberry Balsamic

Try a savory take on strawberry by turning it into a balsamic reduction sauce and drizzling over fish.

Get the recipe: Fruity Flounder with Strawberry Balsamic

Strawberries with Buttermilk Ice and Balsamic Vinegar

Pastry chef Deanie Fox makes this fluffy granita with buttermilk, which is low in fat, high in calcium and easy to digest. She spoons the creamy, tangy ice over lightly sweetened strawberries, a vitamin C–loaded fruit.

Get the recipe: Strawberries with Buttermilk Ice and Balsamic Vinegar

Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake

Gerard Craft tops spring's first strawberries with batter and bakes them until the fruit is warm and jammy and the cake is airy, with a wonderful, crisp crust.

Get the recipe: Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake


By Danielle Walsh, Bon Appétit

There are few desserts that wouldn't benefit from a sprinkling of strawberries, whether it's in the form of a delicious macerated sauce like on strawberry shortcakes, or jam spread on sweet rolls for brunch. We also eat them simply topped with cream (who wouldn't?) on a warm spring day. Check out the slideshow above for some strawberry-spiration, and read on to learn how to buy and store these beautifully red berries.

Choose berries that have bright color and are shiny, firm, and not bruised or moldy. Bigger isn't better; often smaller strawberries have more flavor. If the berries are in a box, tilt it to check that the berries move freely; if they are stuck together, they are probably moldy. When possible, you should buy organic strawberries.

Strawberries start to fade as soon as they're picked, so eat them within two or three days, and keep them in the refrigerator in one layer on a paper towel in an airtight container. Do not wash strawberries until ready to use.

Check out slideshow above to discover five more delicious strawberry recipes.

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