To prevent strawberries from retaining excess water, rinse and thoroughly drain strawberries before removing their hulls—the white, tasteless central core of each berry. Using a strawberry huller, remove the stems and hulls by inserting the ends of a tweezer-shaped tool into the stem end and twist while squeezing to lift out stems with hulls attached. If a huller isn’t available, hold the strawberry in one hand with the stem up. Use your other hand to grasp and gently but firmly push down on the stem while twisting clockwise to release it from the interior of the strawberry. Discard hulls and stems.