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Tkemali <sour Prune Sauce>

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Category: Russian, Vegetables, Sauces, Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 24 Sour prunes pitted*
  • 1 c Cider vinegar*
  • 2 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 c Water
  • 1 Garlic clove peeled
  • 3 tb Cilantro freshly chopped
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 3/4 ts Red pepper flakes


Dried prunes may be used but must be soaked over
night in the vinegar. Bring the water to a boil, add the prunes, remove
from heat and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Bring back to a boil over High
heat and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Put prunes into a seive. Save
the liquid. Combine prunes, garlic, & cilantro in a blender. Pour in 1/4
cup of the liquid and blend on high speed, add the re- maining liquid
slowly until all is used. Transfer the blended mixture into a sauce pana nd
add the salt & pepper. Bring to a boil on High, reduce het heat to Simmer
and add the lemon juice. Stir and simmer for 3 minutes. Pour over fish,
poultry, or pork. ORIGIN: Dr. Verona Gubensko, Almaty, Kazakhstan
She is a Russian from the Caucus region annd told me
that this an old caucus recipe.

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