500g (1 1/4 lb) fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
Place strawberries in a bowl. Drizzle vinegar over strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Stir gently to combine. Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour, but not more than 4 hours. Just before serving, grind pepper over berries.