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Fresh Plum Sauce

Spicy plum sauce is to Chinese roast duck what in American cooking mustard is to ham. Orange County restaurateur John Sharpe gives the recipe used at his Newport Beach restaurant Aysia 101. It is also quite nice with grilled foods, such as shrimp or pork.

Type: Fruit
Courses: Sauces

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozRed plums - quartered
1 cup 198g / 7ozSugar
1   Ginger root - (2" long) - sliced in 4 pieces
2 tablespoons 30mlVinegar
  Salt - to taste
  Cold water, as needed

Recipe Instructions

Place plums, sugar, ginger root, vinegar and pinch of salt in nonreactive pan. Cook over low heat until thick and syrupy, about 1 hour. Cool at room temperature about 45 minutes.

Puree in food processor. Thin with a little cold water if sauce is too thick. Serve as dipping sauce.

This recipe yields 1 1/2 cups.

Each tablespoon: 42 calories; 10 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 0 fat; 11 grams carbohydrates; 0 protein; 0.11 gram fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 07-07-1999


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