Tasty Tuesday: Plums for Me, Plums for Little Miss Happy Happy

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our twenty-eighth participating post!

Mom decided to make a quick lunch over the weekend and cut a Santa Rosa plum, a Red plum and a banana to mix with her lactose free Green Valley Yogurt.  She threw a few walnuts on, sprinkled nutmeg (I know, you’ve seen a variation of this before!) and that was that.

JJ and I, ever her faithful Kitchen K9s, sat attentively beside her to test (for Quality Control purposes) both plums, the banana and of course the yogurt.  (Mom called me Mr. Yogurt Nose the rest of the day for some reason!)

I’m going to share a savory plum idea and JJ asked to share a sweet idea.

Sticky Grilled Drumsticks with Plum Sauce

  • 12 chicken drumsticks (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 red or purple plums (4 ounces each), pitted and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup hot or sweet red pepper jelly
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup water

Light a grill. Rub the chicken with the canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderate heat, turning occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the plums and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened and nearly broken down, about 5 minutes. Add the red pepper jelly and mustard and bring to a boil, stirring until the jelly is melted. Carefully transfer the mixture to a food processor. Add the water and puree until smooth. Season the plum sauce with salt and pepper.

Liberally brush the plum sauce all over the chicken and grill, turning the drumsticks occasionally, until they are lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes. Serve the drumsticks with any remaining plum sauce at the table.

Spicy Roasted Plums 

Mom made this dish for her UMiami Diabetic Peer Support class.  They LOVED it.

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 medium plums
  • 1/2cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup light dairy sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

1. Coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Halve and pit plums. Place plums, cut sides up, in prepared baking dish. Stir together pineapple juice, the 2 tablespoons, the cinnamon, cardamom, and cumin. Drizzle over plums.

2. Bake in a 450 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until plums are tender. In a small bowl stir together sour cream and the 1 tablespoon brown sugar. To serve, arrange plums in dessert dishes; top with sour cream mixture and almonds.

Another great plum day.



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37 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday: Plums for Me, Plums for Little Miss Happy Happy

  1. yummy nummy, so says Mom Miss Lori and waves paw to Jetty!!! Hey Mr. Big Guy? What’s with you and JJ and the yogurt?? I am a cat and I don’t like it! Maybe I don’t have the yogurt liking gene just like I am missing the nip crazy making gene!! MOL

    • Hey Savvy, Big Guy here. Hi Miss Linda.

      Savvy, we thought only Puffy and Mugs (may he be diagnosing OTRB)didn’t like nip! No worries Savvy, that’s what makes the world so exciting, every creature has their preferences.

      Mom waves back btw and asks Miss Linda to give you a ear/chin scratch for her. 🙂

      Glad you enjoyed our selections today.

  2. Hi sweet Jetty – love plums, never thought to roast them – your Mom is so creative and smart! You know I extra love the posts where I get to see you and JJ testing Moms ingredients! love your faces!

    sending sweet goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel and Puffy xoxoxo

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Mom never did either before researching for her class!

      Now both JJ and I are blushing…

      Sending plumfuls of Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxo

  3. We love your yoghurt cup! The plum sauce looks interesting too. We eat a lot of Chinese food here in Malaysia so we don’t tend to home cook in that style. But now we’re hungry!

    • Hey Golden Pines Gang, Jet here. Hi Miss Kim.

      Yummy, beef! Mom’s not a big beef eater, so… Miss Kim? Can I visit on beef dinner days???? Let us know if you try it… and… take some of your pretty photos… you’re always invited to post them on Mom’s Kitchen Counselor FB page. 🙂

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