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Chile-Plum Sauce – Recipe

A recipe for a spicy plum sauce with an Asian flair, made with fresh plums, chili peppers, soy sauce and a variety of seasonings. Great as a dipper or for poultry.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: hot sauce, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot sauce, plums, recipe, spicy, video
Servings: 20
Calories: 43kcal


  • Dash of olive oil
  • 6 ounces chili peppers chopped – I used jaloros from the garden. Use about 10 or so jalapeno sized, or maybe 1-2 large bell peppers for a milder version
  • 3 plums chopped
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Juice from 1 lime


  • Heat a large pan to medium heat and add olive oil. Add peppers and plums. Cook about 5-6 minutes, stirring a bit.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Cool and add to a food processor. Process until smooth.
  • Store in bottles or containers and refrigerate.



Heat Factor: Mild, though you can easily heat things up with hotter peppers, or with spicy chili flakes.


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2285IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.6mg