Spicy plum sauce

Yield: 2 Cups

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Plums
1 tablespoon Oil
2 mediums Cloves garlic, peeled and
Finely minced
¼ cup Minced fresh gingerroot
½ teaspoon Five-spice powder
½ cup Lime juice
OPTIONAL: 1 tbsp dry sherry
5 tablespoons Brown sugar
½ teaspoon Asian chili paste with
Garlic (see note)
¼ teaspoon Salt

1. Pit the plums and coarsely chop. Put into a food processor and puree. 2. In a heavy, medium-sized saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger; saute 2 minutes. 3. Stir in the plum puree, five-spice powder, lime juice, optional sherry, brown sugar, chili paste and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer 25 minutes. Stir often. 4. Remove from the heat and cool. Transfer to jars and refrigerate or freeze. Note: Chili paste with garlic can be found in the Asian section of major supermarkets.

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