This technique works absolute miracles with strawberries all the year round, so when red currants are in season, make this syrup and freeze it to cheer yourself up in winter.
Put the red currants in simmering sugar syrup, and cook 1 minute. Turn off the heat, let the currants sit 30 minutes, and then put them and the syrup though a nylon sieve.
Pour the warm, but not hot, currant sauce over the strawberries, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes, but no longer, in the refrigerator.
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