Thai-Style Plum Dipping Sauce
Place all the ingredients except the Tabasco in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat and simmer until thick, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Allow to cool to room temperature, then stir in the Tabasco.
Yields approx. 2 cups
Traditionally used in Chinese cooking — think Moo Shu — plum sauce has a sweetand-sour taste that is a perfect complement to poultry.