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Dec 18, 2009 07:50 AM

Georgian Adjika/Adgika Sauce

Picked up a fascinating looking jar of Georgian "Adjika" or "Adgika" sauce. Contains: plum puree, sugar, garlic, salt, and spices

Googling doesn't offer much. Anyone know about this stuff?

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  1. It's a classic Gerogian hot condiment. I have two bottles of the homemade stuff in the fridge now. I use it as I would horseradish, on cold meats etc. There is a good book out on Georgian food but I do not recall if it mentions you can graduate to Kharcho and other Georgian delights.

    1. If you spell it "ajika" and google ajika + georgian , you get myriad hits:

      Plenty of delicious uses, apparently. Here's one blogger:

      "It’s a "salsa" of coriander seed, fenugreek, cilantro, basil, garlic, red bell pepper, jalapeño, red wine vinegar, and salt. "

      Sounds good ...

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      1. re: Rasam

        The version I have, with plum, seems kind of unique. More normal is bell peppers or tomato...

      2. that sounds like just the treat for a roast pork loin!

        1. in my family, with always used it on shishkebabs (grilled meats in general) and dad had been known to throw some in his chicken soup.

            Bake Georgian cheese bread and slather with your plum based Adjika. Delicious.

            Or, follow recommendations for using Georgian plum sauce, Tkemali: