Ingredients

250ml Shiraz red wine
110g brown sugar
125ml red wine vinegar
½ red onion, thinly sliced
2 star anise
12 South African plums, quartered and pitted

Serves:
6

Preparation time:
10 minutes

Cooking time:
15-20 minutes



South African Weisser Riesling (Rhine Riesling) will work well with this dish. Riesling has adapted well to South African’s soil and climate. This grape variety produces very full and flavourful wines which will develop well with bottle ageing. The wines have a honeyed spicy nose and a flowery sweetness on the palate.

Wine recommendations by Wines of South Africa

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the plums, in a saucepan and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring to the boil over high heat and cook for 5 minutes or until reduced by half
  2. Add the plums and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes or until liquid is reduced and plums are soft. Pot in sterilized jars (relish will keep, refrigerated, for 2 weeks)
  3. Serve with aged hard cheeses

Recipe created by Reuben Riffel, head chef at Reuben’s Restaurant, Franschhoek, South Africa


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