|Posted by Bee & John on January 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM|
We have a plum tree in the back yard, beautiful blood plums and the tree did us proud this year! Until the wind hit - Big Bad Wolf type of wind - so windy for a couple of days! They as the leftovers started to ripen.... the birds hit. How they know the instant the fruit ripens I just don't know!! However we did "rescue" a few plums to use in the kitchen AND leave enough for John to munch - they being his favourite fruit.
I thought a plum sauce would be just the right thing... although I couldn't find one online specifically for the Thermomix so I thought I would try a non thermomix one and convert it. It was delicious so I did another batch. It makes a litre at a time. It certainly got John's tick of yum. and that's my yard arm!
The only thing I might try next year is add a little chilli to give it a bit of a kick, but I suppose it is easy enough to add a little chilli if you are going to use it in a recipe.
Chinese Plum Sauce
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 1 hr | Servings: 1litre | Difficulty: Easy
750g halved pitted plums,
250g chopped onions
1 large clove garlic
120g rice vinegar or cider vinegar
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground cloves
In thermomix bowl, put in plums, onions, water, ginger and garlic.
Mince for 5 seconds on 6
Scrape down if necessary
Cook on 100oC for 20 minutes, speed 2
blitz for 30 seconds on speed 8
Add in sugar, vinegar, coriander, salt, cinnamon, pepper and cloves.
Cook on 100oC, speed 2-3 with simmer basket on top of lid instead of the MC, cook until mixture reaches consistency of applesauce, about 30 minutes.
I blitzed again on speed 8 for 30 seconds but I like a smooth sauce