South African Plum Sauce With Duck Stir Fry

Recipe c/o South African stone fruit.

South African Plum Sauce with Duck Stir-fry. This Chinese-inspired spicy plum sauce makes the perfect condiment for stir-fries – excellent with sliced duck breasts, vegetables and noodles.

How To Make South African Plum Sauce With Duck Stir-Fry:

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Makes 2 x 300ml bottles (approx. 20 servings)

(Stir fry serves 2)

For The Plum Sauce: 

  • 400g South African plums, pitted and chopped
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 150g demerara or light muscovado sugar
  • 2tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  •  1tsp ground ginger
  •  2tbsp light or dark soy sauce
  • 350ml white wine vinegar

For The Stir Fry: 

  • 2 nests egg noodles
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 skinless duck breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 100g sugar snap peas or fine green beans, sliced
  • 2 heads pak choi, shredded

How To Make:

1 Put the South African plums into a large saucepan with the onion, garlic, sugar, Chinese five-spice powder, ginger, soy sauce and vinegar. Add 150ml water and bring up to the boil.

2 Reduce the heat and simmer gently until the plums are very soft and the mixture has reduced and thickened – about 30-40 minutes. Pour into warm, sterilized bottles or jars. Seal and leave to cool.

3 For the stir-fry first, cover the noodle nests with boiling water and leave to soak for 5-6 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan and stir-fry the duck for 2 minutes. Add the spring onions, carrot and sugar snap peas or green beans and cook for 2 minutes more. Finally, add the pak choi and cook for another few moments. Drain the noodles and stir them in gently with 3-4tbsp of the plum sauce.

4 Serve immediately, with a little extra plum sauce spooned over. Cook’s tip: If you wish, puree the plum sauce in a blender or food processor, (or use a hand-held stick blender) to give a smooth consistency.

Recipe c/o South African stone fruit.

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1 Comment

  1. Veronica Lee
    15th November 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Yummmmmm! Looks delish!

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