Chinese style plum dipping sauce

Added by sheilawickens on 10 September 2010

6 lb plums
4.4 lb sugar
A little oil
3 onions, chopped
2 - 3 bulbs of garlic, chopped (depending on size) - lots of cloves, anyway!
2 large chillies, chopped
5- 6 "thumbs" of ginger, grated
3 - 4 teaspoons of Chinese 5 spice
1/2 pint vinegar

Combine the plums (stoned) and the sugar and heat in a large pan, stiring until the juices of the plums mix with and dissolve the sugar.
Bring it to a rolling boil, and scoop off any scum.
Then turn the heat down, and cook slowly, reducing the fluid, and letting the fruit & sugar caramelise. (May take 2 - 3 hours!)
In a separate pan, fry the onion, and then after a few minutes, add the chopped garlic, chillies and grated ginger, and Chinese 5 spice.
When the plum mix has reached a consistency that you are happy with ( I was looking for something fairly jam like), add in the fried onion and spices and pour in the vinegar.
Mix up the contents of the pan, and keep on the heat for long enough for the vinegar to be brought up to temperature too.
Pour or ladle into clean, sterile jars!

This is nice to add to stir frys, or for dipping


There are 2 comments on this recipe.

You can leave a comment now, via the Chinese style plum dipping sauce thread in our Forum.

Latest News...

Help raise funds for TBI when you shop online

With, you can help raise funds for TBI every time you shop online at a wide range of popular sites, without adding a penny to the cost of your purchase.

Find out more and sign up
Cycle Routes Blackisle.
Highland Liftshare. Sign up for free now

TBI Business Directory

Add Your Business

Do you run a sustainable business on or near the Black Isle? Add it to the TBI business directory

Spread The Word...

We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.