Chinese Plum Sauce

12 December 2011 in Chinese

As it’s our wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve, we tend to eat our Christmas fare then, although last year we were home alone and ate out for only the second time in *mumble* years.  This year the family is with us and our menu will be Prawn Spring Rolls, Whole Beef Fillet with Exotic Mushroom sauce and I have no idea what my daughter-in-law Mel will be bringing for pud.

I want to serve the Spring Rolls with a choice of dipping sauces and as plums are in season I decided that one of the sauces would be a plum sauce.

700g fresh ripe plums

1/2 cup vinegar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup chopped onions

1 cup of sugar

1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce

1 clove garlic crushed/grated

1 knob ginger grated

1/2 teaspoon Chinese spice

Wash the plums and then cut in half, twist and remove the stone.

Plums are in season

Chop the plums.

Place all the ingredients into a thick bottomed saucepan, bring to the boil and then reduce to a gentle simmer for about 20 minutes.

The sauce should look like this….

Allow to cool and then pour into a blender and blend away until it’s nice and smooth. This will keep well in the fridge for a couple of weeks, you can freeze what you don’t use.

For my other yummy dipping sauce and my detailed step-by-step recipe to make your own delicious crunchy spring rolls click here it is dead easy!




13 responses to Chinese Plum Sauce

  1. I have a plum sauce recipe waiting! Great minds and all of that :)

  2. this is a wonderful recipe, i never thought of using a plum sauce for spring rolls but i will be sure to try it

  3. Wow…that looks lovely! I’ve never considered making my own plum sauce…and now I’m dashing off to see your recipe for spring rolls ;o)

  4. It looks great and what a wonderful idea to serve springrolls with this!

  5. Your anniversary is exactly a week after ours, Sue. I’m sure that with such great recipes as these, your marriage is set to last forever. ;)

  6. What is chinese spice? What does it comprise of? Where can I get it?

  7. I’ve been vaguely thinking of what to cook for our Christmas lunch & am very tempted to give the spring rolls a try – your plum sauce sounds (and looks) really, really good!! I love the fruit we have at this time of year!

  8. Useful blog post, I will be checking back again often looking for upgrades.

  9. now I know what to do with all the plums!, thanks for sharing.

  10. How much does it make though?

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