Thanks to @bellyrumbles for your Easy Chilli Plum Sauce Recipe – goo.gl/G2qhsv which I used over the weekend with some adaptions to create a delicious sugar plum chilli sauce. Now I have a heap of it to enjoy in coming weeks!
My version follows…
Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes
1kg of sugar plums chopped with seeds kept for mixture
150 g caster sugar
100g brown sugar
500ml white wine vinegar
10-12 small red chillies
1/2 finger size piece of ginger cut into pieces
10 g salt
2 star anise
I tablespoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
Handful of fresh curry leaves (2 large sprigs with leaves removed from stems)
Chop sugar plums into pieces keeping the bits with the stone.
Put rest of ingredients in large heavy based non-stick pot and slowly bring to a simmer.
simmer for 45-50 minutes until fruit has gone past pulpy to form a sauce
Allow to cool for 10 minutes or so
Strain in portions through a fine sieve to seperate sauce from seeds, leaves and spices, pushing sauces and juices through with the back of a wooden spoon.
Pour into sterilised glass container and allow to cool thoroughly before fitting with airtight lid
Will last in fridge for 4-6 weeks but will be eaten before then!!