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Jun 13, 2009 08:01 PM

what to do with 15+ lbs. unripe plums?

A branch broke off my satsuma plum tree and I have a bag full of hard green plums. Anything I can do with them besides compost?

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  1. Out of some of them you could try making green tkemali (Georgian sour plum sauce), which is very good with grilled meats (esp. shashlik) and roast chicken.

    For ~2 lbs unripe (sour) plums: simmer with water to cover until soft, about 10 mins (time varies w/size of plums). Drain, pit and put through strainer or food mill, and return puree to saucepan. Mix in 1 tsp chopped garlic, 1/4 cup each chopped fresh cilantro and dill, 1/8 tsp hot paprika and ~2 Tbsp lemon juice (more or less to taste, depends on how tart plums are). Salt to taste, bring to boil and simmer 2 minutes; cool and store in bottles in fridge.

      1. re: fmed

        Thanks!! these are great -- keep them coming!