3 red or black plums (about 3/4 pound), quartered and pits reserved
2 1/2 cups water
2 teaspoons sugar
1 long red fresh chile, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped dill
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
How to Make It
In a small saucepan, cover the plums and pits with the water and bring to a boil. Cover partially and simmer over moderately low heat until the plums are very soft, about 20 minutes. Drain the plums, reserving 1/4 cup of the water; discard the pits.
Transfer the plums to a blender. Add the sugar, half of the chile and the reserved cooking liquid and puree. Strain the puree through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Stir in the cilantro, dill, vinegar and the remaining chile. Season with salt and serve.
The plum sauce can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.
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