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Caramelised strawberry with chilli chocolate


  • For the strawberry and lemongrass

  • 4 sticks of lemongrass

  • 20 large english strawberries leave stalks on

  • 2 tsp black pepper, finely ground

  • caster sugar

  • 50ml tequila

  • For the chocolate ‘n’ chilli sauce

  • 30g bitter dark (70%) chocolate

  • 50ml double cream

  • ¼ red chilli pepper

  • For the white chocolate sauce

  • 60g white chocolate

  • 50ml double cream

  • ¼ tsp cracked black pepper


  • 1.

    Pan-fry the strawberries and bashed lemongrass with a little sugar, and flambé with the tequila.

  • 2.

    For the chocolate ‘n’ chilli sauce, heat up the double cream and infuse with the chilli, add the dark chocolate and melt away from the stove. Strain through a sieve to remove the chilli.

  • 3.

    Prepare the white chocolate sauce in the same way as above in a different pan adding the cracked black pepper.

  • 4.

    To serve place the caramelised strawberries on a plate and drizzle with the two chocolate sauces.

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