Use fresh strawberries, only freshly cracked black pepper, and the best balsamic you can afford. I actually prefer it with just the balsamic and strawberries. Recipe is from Gourmet.
- In a small heavy saucepan bring all ingredients to a boil, stirring, and skim surface. Simmer mixture, stirring and skimming foam occasionally, 15 minutes, or until thickened and translucent. Remove pan from heat and cool preserves completely. Preserves keep, covered and chilled, 1 month.