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What to do with a bunch of blah plums?


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Baking or roasting intensifies flavors. Leave peel on. I made a small batch jam with some tasteless ones a while back and they put out some flavor. I used some warm spices to encourage that and some acidity. Raw sadly is probably compost headed.

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 Yep roast them.  Does wonders for blah strawberries too. 

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yes! roast, then simmer them down with a little oj, apple juice, cider...just something fruity and make a plum sauce. Great on pork ribs. google a recipe for a starter batch but I use whatever I have on hand to get a carmalized fruity viscus sauce that will stick on meat finishing up on the grill. star anise is a must and I always use ginger (fresh but dried will deliver as well) and whatever sugars I have on hand.  have a mouli ?

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1 hour ago, highchef said:

yes! roast, then simmer them down with a little oj, apple juice, cider...just something fruity and make a plum sauce. Great on pork ribs. google a recipe for a starter batch but I use whatever I have on hand to get a carmalized fruity viscus sauce that will stick on meat finishing up on the grill. star anise is a must and I always use ginger (fresh but dried will deliver as well) and whatever sugars I have on hand.  have a mouli ?

I don't have a mouli.  I was thinking of pressing them through a potato ricer.  

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That's a nice solution. I tried roasting some blah peaches recently, tossed with sugar and a sprinkling of balsamic vinegar. They came out semi-dried, with a nicely peachy intensified flavor, but it seems I needed more liquid to get results like yours. They're good snacks, anyway.

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