And you thought prunes are only for us old people… HA!
A lovely reader had asked me about this sauce, salsa de ciruelas. She lived in Quito for a few years and her mother in law makes a ciruela gravy she loves serving with turkey instead of the traditional American gravy. I think I had this sauce once, so I had to call mami to get the lowdown on it. In typical Ecuadorian fashion, it is a little bit of this and a tad of that. So I played around with it and I came up with a sauce that reminds me a bit of a cranberry sauce.
Now, one thing we use prunes for is in traditional Ecuadorian stuffing, which I will be making and posting over the next few weeks. This relleno (stuffing) is sweet and savory, and traditionally consumed during Christmas. Oh my, I can’t wait!
This salsa de ciruelas goes great over pork or turkey. Although I haven’t experimented with it, I bet it would be great to glaze a holiday ham with. Enjoy!