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                         Tkemali <Sour Prune Sauce>
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauce                            Ethnic
                 Russian                          Fruit
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   24       ea           Sour prunes pitted*
    1       c            Cider vinegar*
    2       T            Fresh lemon juice
    2       c            Water
    1       ea           Garlic clove peeled
    3       T            Cilantro freshly chopped
      1/2   t            Salt
      3/4   t            Red pepper flakes
      Dried prunes may be used but must be soaked over
      night in the vinegar. Bring the water to a boil, add the prunes, remove
   from heat and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Bring back to a boil over High
   heat and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Put prunes into a seive. Save
   the liquid. Combine prunes, garlic, & cilantro in a blender. Pour in 1/4
   cup of the liquid and blend on high speed, add the re- maining liquid
   slowly until all is used. Transfer the blended mixture into a sauce pana nd
   add the salt & pepper. Bring to a boil on High, reduce het heat to Simmer
   and add the lemon juice. Stir and simmer for 3 minutes. Pour over fish,
   poultry, or pork. ORIGIN: Dr. Verona Gubensko, Almaty, Kazakhstan
         She is a Russian from the Caucus region annd told me
         that this an old caucus recipe.
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