*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              SPICY PLUM SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Fruit
                 American                         Gemini & Leo
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   lb           Plums
    1       tb           Oil
    2       md           Cloves garlic, peeled and
                         Finely minced
      1/4   c            Minced fresh gingerroot
      1/2   ts           Five-spice powder
      1/2   c            Lime juice
                         OPTIONAL: 1 tbsp dry sherry
    5       tb           Brown sugar
      1/2   ts           Asian chili paste with
                         Garlic (see note)
      1/4   ts           Salt
 
   1. Pit the plums and coarsely chop.  Put into a food processor and puree.
   2. In a heavy, medium-sized saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add
   the garlic and ginger; saute 2 minutes.
   3. Stir in the plum puree, five-spice powder, lime juice, optional sherry,
   brown sugar, chili paste and salt.  Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and
   simmer 25 minutes.  Stir often.
   4. Remove from the heat and cool.  Transfer to jars and refrigerate or
   freeze.
   Note: Chili paste with garlic can be found in the Asian section of major
   supermarkets.
  
 Sent by Miriam Podcameni Posvolsky
         Rio de Janeiro, Brasil