A Chinese-inspired recipe for roasted Plum Sauce infused with garlic, shallots, chilies, ginger, and five-spice to use on chicken, pork or lamb with a sugar-free alternative. Freeze for the winter months!
Many of you have been asking for more recipes highlighting juicy end-of-summer plums. Most summers I’ll can a bunch of Plum and Shiso Jam, but this year I tried something different. Plum Sauce!
What is Plum Sauce?
Plum Sauce, if unfamiliar is a Cantonese sweet and sour sauce or condiment typically used as a dipping sauce for fried spring rolls, moo shoo, or Chinese Duck. This version is not authentic but rather, Chinese-inspired.
It is just slightly sweet, tangy with a good amount of depth and umami- the perfect sauce to pair with five-spice chicken, or pork, or even lamb!
What I love about this Plum Sauce recipe is that is is not cloyingly sweet like many jarred or storebought versions, and actually tastes like plums!
Freeze in mason jars for a delicious winter treat!
Try to seek out red-fleshed plums- they make the most beautiful sauce. Then be sure to wait until they are soft and juicy! This way you really won’t need to add any sweetener.
Then roast away with the onion, garlic and ginger. Add fresh chilies if you want a spicy sauce.
To use the Plum Sauce right away, simple heat gently in a saucepan.
Or freeze for the winter months!
A simple way to preserve a little bit of summer for the colder months.
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