Basil Peppered Strawberries with Crème Fraiche


1 c strawberries cleaned, hulled and cut in half
½ c water
juice and zest of 1 tangerine
½ c sugar
2 T cracked blacked pepper
½ c chopped basil
crème fraiche


Place the strawberries, sugar, water, zest and juice in a small saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2-3 minutes until the sugar is totally dissolved and the mixture is a little thick. Take off of heat and add basil. Let stand for about 30 minutes and serve chilled over crème fraiche or at room temperature over crème fraiche.