• 1/2 Cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 Cups California golden raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground star anise
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground Szechwan peppercorns
  • 1/2 Cup diced onions
  • 11/2 Cups rice vinegar
  • 1 Cup mirin
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vietnamese chile paste


Combine all ingredients in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, cook over medium-low heat until almost no liquid remains. Cool mixture slightly and then purée in a food processor.

Note: For serving suggstion, see recipe for Roasted Duckling Foie Gras Wonton, Wong Bok and Shiitake Stew, Orange-Soy Glaze and Homemade California Golden Raisin-Apricot Chutney.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 3%); Total Fat 0 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 0; Potassium 242; Total Carbohydrate 28; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 24; Protein 1; Calcium 20; Iron 1;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.