Pressure Cooker Plum Sauce

Plum sauce is used as a dip for fried foods in Chinese cuisine. It is also good as a marinade for chicken, duck, or pork. Make this version of the sauce in a pressure cooker.

Serves: 32Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 32

Ingredients

  • 8 cups plums (about 3 lbs.), pitted and cut in half
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Add the plums, onion, water, ginger, and garlic to the pressure cooker. Lock the lid into place and bring to low pressure; maintain for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and quick-release the pressure.
  • Use an immersion blender to purée the contents of the pressure cooker before passing it through a fine mesh strainer. Stir in sugar, vinegar, coriander, salt, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and cloves. Lock the lid into place and bring to low pressure; maintain for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and quick-release the pressure. Remove the lid and check the sauce; it should have the consistency of applesauce. If it isnʼt thick enough, place the uncovered pressure cooker over medium heat and simmer until thick and viscous.
  • Store in the refrigerator.