Prepared in 10 minutes or less.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt butter.
Add brown sugar and vanilla bean to skillet and cook until sugar begins to melt and butter slightly bubbles and browns, approximately 2 – 3 minutes.
Add fresh strawberries and cook while tossing gently with kitchen tongs. After 20 seconds, the strawberries should be well-coated with the melted mixture.
Add cracked black pepper and cook strawberries another 20 seconds.
Transfer to a large serving bowl and sprinkle with fresh mint. Serve immediately. Serves 4. Option: Top with crème fraîche, a tart buttery flavored thick cream popular in France.