Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pickled Plums

The plums are finally ripe, and the amount of ripe plums is overwhelming! The branches are bent to the ground with the weight of them.

I've been looking for recipes. I can make plum tarts, plum cake, plum preserves...

Today I made something that sounds like an interesting relish to serve with grilled pork or ham. Slice the plums into wedges, chop a red onion into 3/4 inch pieces. Put 1 part cider vinegar and 1 part water on the stove with whole spices (cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns), and when it boils put in 1 part sugar. Stir to dissolve. Pack the fruit and onions into jars, pour the vinegar solution over. Let cool and cap.

Pickled Plums and Onions.

UPDATE: we had this tonight with a charcoal grilled steak. The pickled relish was dynamite!!!!

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