Took a drive down into Buffalo NY just a few weeks again and got here throughout these Cherry Plums on the Dealer Joes, intrigued… so a bundle got here dwelling with us. Sadly they have been a bit to tart for my liking and the feel wasn’t what I anticipated. I hoped they’d have been a bit firmer and never as comfortable. Childhood Chris kicked in and a chow was born.
1 bundle cherry plums
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 lemon (juice)
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
Scotch Bonnet pepper (see notes beneath) thinly sliced
3 leaves shado beni (culantro) finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoon water
Notes! I used a complete Scotch Bonnet pepper together with the seeds and white membrane across the seeds. Use as a lot sizzling pepper as you’ll be able to deal with and the variability you’ll be able to entry or favor. Must you not have lemon juice, lime will work as properly. Must you not have the ability to supply Shado Beni (chadon beni , culantro), cilantro (coriander) will work – about 1 tablespoon chopped. WARNING! Put on gloves and wash your palms with cleaning soap and water after handing such sizzling peppers as Scotch Bonnet.
Give the Cherry Plums (on a regular basis North American Plums will work.. ought to I have the ability to supply Caribbean sort plums sooner or later, I’ll make sure you share that recipe) a wash, then (watch the video beneath) slice although the plums, hitting on the seeds inside as a information. These cuts will enable for the spicy sauce to work it’s method inside.
Utilizing a paring knife labored greatest for me.
Principally all you must do now’s place all of the elements into a big bowl or jar and blend properly. Keep in mind to make it as spicy as you’ll be able to deal with. Sure, Habanero and Chicken’s Eye peppers are nice on this as properly.
If there have been stems on the cherry Plums, take away them initially please.
Enable it to marinate or soak after you give it a great combine for about half-hour within the fridge earlier than you dig in.
In case you wished so as to add some grapes (lower in half) or slices of apple within the combine, that will be pleasant. Chow is supposed to be spicy and the kind of spicy, natural, citrus juice or marinade is prized to sip on on the finish.
NO! I didn’t get a touch of Cherry in these Plums, nevertheless the Chow was glorious.