1/2 pound shallots (about 5 large)
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons plum or apricot jam
1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger root
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
Chop enough shallots to measure 1 cup. In a heavy saucepan cook shallots in oil over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in soy sauce, water, sugar, jam, ginger root, garlic, allspice, and red pepper flakes and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 3/4 cup, about 20 minutes. Stir in lime juice and zest.
Makes about 3/4 cup
NOTE: Try drizzling this over grilled chicken breasts, pork chops or slices of chicken or turkey meat loaf or traditional red meat loaf...or even put it right into the mixture and then baking it.
Recipe courtesy of Aunt Bee