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Ben’s Mexican Delights


Sweet and Sour Plum Sauce

A bold marinade designed to thrill those who taste it. A delightful alternative to the standard sauces. It can be used on multiple dishes giving them a Mexican touch.

Serving suggestions: It is a luscious garnish for duck, pork, shrimp, venison or any other food you want to add flavor to.

PORK STRIPS WITH SWEET AND SOUR PLUM SAUCE
(Serves 6)

1 1/2 lb. boneless pork loin in strips
3 tbs. vegetable oil
1 red pepper – julienned
1 yellow pepper – julienned
3 zucchini squashes – julienned

Sauce:
1 tbs. Butter
1 onion – finely sliced
2 tbs. red wine vinegar
2 tbs. green peppers – julienned
1 Jar Cocina Mestiza’s Sweet And Sour Plum Sauce

Fry the meat strips until lightly browned. Set aside and keep warm. In the same pan fry the red and yellow peppers and the squashes. Set aside and keep warm. In the same pan fry the onion with the butter, add the vinegar, salt and pepper and Cocina Mestiza’s Sweet And Sour Plum Sauce. Cook for 10 min. Add the meat, the peppers and zucchini. Cook for 10 more minutes.

ONION RINGS WITH SWEET AND SOUR PLUM SAUCE
(Serves 6)

1/2 cup sour cream
1 small pickled chile chipotle
2 big onions- cut in 1-inch strips
2 cups flour
vegetable oil
1 Jar Cocina Mestiza’s Sweet And Sour Plum Sauce

Blend the chipotle with the sour cream. Pour in a bowl and marinate the onion rings, covering them well with the mixture. Sift the flour and put it on a plate. Toss the rings in the flour. Heat oil and fry the rings until golden brown. Keep them warm and serve with Cocina Mestiza’s Sweet And Sour Plum Sauce on the side.

SATAY LAMB WITH SWEET AND SOUR PLUM SAUCE
(serves 4)

1 lb. ground lamb meat
2 tbs. tomato purée
2 tbs. shredded coconut
1 tsp cumin powder
2 tbs. chopped coriander
1 tbs. chopped parsley
3 tbs. lime juice
12 small wooden bamboo sticks previously soaked in water
1 Jar Cocina Mestiza’s Sweet And Sour Plum Sauce

In a big bowl mix the meat, tomato purée, coconut, cumin powder, coriander, parsley and lime juice. Make meatballs and put 3 on each bamboo stick. Grill them using medium heat for 3 min on each side. Serve with Cocina Mestiza’s Sweet And Sour Plum Sauce placed aside in a small bowl.

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