Tkemali (Sour Prune Sauce)
apple cider vinegar
red pepper flakes
*NOTE: Dried prunes may be used but must be soaked over night in the vinegar. If using fresh prunes, no cider vinegar is needed.
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, and cilantro in a blender.
Pour in ¼ cup of the liquid and blend on high speed, add the remaining liquid slowly until all is used.
Transfer the blended mixture into a sauce pan and add the salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil on High, reduce heat to Simmer and add the lemon juice.
Stir and simmer for 3 minutes. Pour over fish, poultry, or pork.