Strawberries in Red Wine with Vanilla Bean
- 2 pints (1 lb.) small or medium strawberries
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups dry red wine, such as Merlot or Zinfandel
- 1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
Combine all the berries in a nonaluminum bowl, sprinkle with the sugar, to taste, and add the wine and vanilla bean. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours.
Spoon into 6 glass bowls, sprinkle lightly with sugar, if desired, and serve cold.