Roasted Strawberry & Toasted White Chocolate

A summer valentine. Sweet, mellow, white chocolate is toasted, caramelizing the chocolate and creating a sort of chocolate dulce de leche ice cream envelope for this full-hearted strawberry love letter. Fresh Hood strawberries are sliced, sprinkled with sugar and a little salt, and roasted to bring a dark, rich, deep fruit satisfaction in jammy strawberry swirls. We get some beautiful Hood berries this time of year in big flats at the Portland Farmers Market. Walking out of there with thousands of amazing berries, you just feel rich.