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Sour Prune Sauce      Veg HT ACC Russian 20mins plus soaking

Russian Name: Tkemali

Makes approx 600ml/20fl.oz    Hot  Vegetarian  Vegan  Fruit  Herbs  Savoury Sauces  Accompaniment  Gluten Wheat Dairy  Free  Eggless  Russia  Europe

24 Dried Prunes, pitted
240ml/8fl.oz. Cider Vinegar
480ml/16fl.oz. Boiling Water
1 Garlic Clove
3 tbsp freshly chopped Coriander (Cilantro)
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
teasp Salt
1 level teasp Chilli Flakes


1. Place the prunes and vinegar in a mixing bowl, cover and leave to soak for at least 8 hours.

2. Drain the prunes then place in a saucepan , cover with the boiling water and allow to stand for 10 minutes.

3. Place the saucepan over a high heat, bring to the boil then cook for 10 minutes or until tender.

4. Drain the prunes, reserving the liquid then place the prunes in a food processor or blender together with the garlic, coriander and 60ml/2fl.oz of the reserved water. Process on a high speed, adding the remaining water a little at a time.

5. Return the sauce to the pan, together with the lemon juice, chilli flakes and salt, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes stirring.

Serve with fish, poultry, or pork.

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