Plum sauce

Plum Sauce

By Kira

I had a pack of fresh plums which was slightly sour to have it as such. With my magic wand I turned them into delicious plum sauce. It can be used in any sweet & sour recipes and as perfect sauce for duck. I have used it in sweet & sour pork recipe and thai pineapple rice recipe. Just a tsp of the sauce gives an extra lift to the dish.

Prep time :5 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Yield: 150 ml


Plums – stoned250 g
White wine vinegar100 ml
Garlic – finely chopped1 clove
Ground ginger1/2 tsp
Onions – chopped2 tbsp
water2 tbsp
Sugar1.5 tbsp
Soy sauce Р1 tbsp
Cinnamon sticksmall piece

– Add onion, garlic, ginger, plums, white vine vinegar and water to a saucepan. Simmer it for about 15 mins or more until the plums are soft. Use fine sieve to extract the liquid, press with the spatula to extract the pulp as well.

– Pour the extract into a clean saucepan. Add the soy sauce and sugar. Bring the mixture to boil, add the cinnamon stick and aniseed. Simmer the mixture in low heat, stir occasionally. The sauce will be done in about 30 mins or when its thick.

– Remove the saucepan from heat. Discard the cinnamon stick and aniseed. Pour the sauce into sterilised bottle, close the lid and allow it cool completely. Refrigerate it once opened.

Enjoy the delicious homemade plum sauce with duck, dumplings and with any sweet & sour recipes.