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Rudi’s Mother’s Day Recipe: Strawberries Romanoff

This Sunday, families and loved ones in countries all over the world will gather to celebrate Mother’s Day – an occasion where we get to say thank you and spoil moms for all the wonderful things they do. This year, we’re sharing a treat from our Master Chef Rudi Sodamin that is sure to be as sweet as all of the mothers out there! Read on for the recipe and enjoy!

STRAWBERRIES ROMANOFF

INGREDIENTS
3 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and halved
1/2 cup Grand Marnier, divided
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 mint sprigs, for garnish

Antonin Careme, the most important chef in post-Revolution France, created this dish when he traveled to Russia to work for Tsar Alexander.

YIELD: 4 servings

PREPARATION
1. In a glass or ceramic bowl, combine the strawberries, 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier and sugar. Cover and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

2. In a chilled mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks. In another chilled bowl, beat the vanilla ice cream with a wooden spoon. With a rubber spatula, fold the whipped cream, lemon juice and remaining Grand Marnier into the ice cream; blend until the mixture is smooth.

3. Arrange some of the strawberries on the bottom of the four parfait glasses, followed by some of the whipped ice cream. Top with more strawberries and more whipped ice cream and garnish each with a mint sprig. Serve at once.

NOTE: If you don’t have parfait glasses, iced-tea glasses or even a cereal bowl will make a fine substitute.

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