Spicy Chinese Plum Sauce

    15 minutes

    There are so many Asian sauces to choose from that my fridge often becomes full of half used bottles. This is an easy sauce recipe that you can adjust to just what you need.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 375g plum jam
    • 2 tablespoons vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon soft dark brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon finely diced onion
    • 1 teaspoon crushed dried chillies
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a saucepan over medium heat the jam, vinegar, brown sugar, onion, chillies, garlic and ginger. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
    2. Serve immediately or allow to cool to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator.

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    This is so easy to make and it's delicious! I only changed a couple of things. I used the whole 18 oz jar of plum jam, omitted the pepper, used garlic powder, and added a couple of tablespoons of soy sauce. Served as an additional dipping sauce with Baked Teriyaki Chicken from this site. Thanks for the recipe!!!  -  16 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This plum sauce is perfect for crab rangoons. I couldn't find plum jam so I used canned plums in syrup. I removed the pits and peels and blended them before adding them to the pot. I added extra sugar and it turned out well. It was a little too spicy for me so next time I would add half the amount of pepper.  -  13 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is exactly the recipe I've been searching for. I had this sauce with chicken once in a restaurant and have been looking for a similar recipe ever since! Thanks Rayna!  -  09 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)