May 16, 2016

Chinese Plum Sauce/Duck Sauce

Plum sauce also known as Duck sauce is a sweet and sour Chinese condiment. This sauce is made from sweet, tart, fully ripe plums along with sugar, vinegar, onion, ginger, garlic and few spices. Plum sauce is viscous texture and used in Chinese Cuisine as a dip for deep fried dishes like Spring Roll, Deep Fried Tofu and many non-vegetarian dishes. Try out this recipe and have one more variety in your condiment.

Cuisine: Chinese | Recipe Category: Spice Sauce & Condiments
 Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 40 Minutes | Serving:  cup 


Plum, full ripe
1 big size
Onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp.
Garlic, pressed
1 clove
Ginger, grated
1/4 inch
1 cup
½ cup
Red chili powder
¼ Tsp.
Cayenne pepper (optional)
1/8 Tsp.
Corn starch
1 Tbsp.
Rice vinegar
2 Tbsp.
1/2 Tsp.

Step By Step Instruction: [Hide Images]

  1. Remove the skin from the plums. For the easy peeling blanch the plum in boiling water then place in ice cold water and peel. Chop them into bite size chunks.
  2. Place plums, onion, garlic, ginger and water in a large heavy bottom saucepan. 
  3. Bring to boil over medium heat, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 20 minutes. Blend well with an immersion blender or sieve and add water to thin if desired.
  4. Add back into the clean pan and stir in sugar, red chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and vinegar; bring to boil.
  5. Add corn starch mixture; simmer until mixture reaches to desired thick consistency.
  6. Let it cool down and serve with Chinese recipes like Spring roll.
  7. Can be stored refrigerated for two weeks or in the freezer up to six months.

Quick Tips

  1. Originally this sauce is prepared with plums but  can be prepared with sweet peaches, apricots or pineapple too. 

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