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Guava sweet and sour sauce

Hawaiians throw great luaus, and red guava is a popular, appetizing treat. Here's a sauce you may find at one of these gatherings, ready for dipping anything from chips to wontons.


2 red guava
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 inch fresh ginger, minced
1 poblano chili, diced
3 limes
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar

Yield: 2 cups
Prep time: 30 minutes

How to cut a guava   How to juice a lime
How to prepare ginger


1. Peel the red guavas, and cut into large pieces. Add the guava and tomatoes to a food processor. Pulse until relatively smooth. Push through a metal strainer to remove the seeds. Set aside.
2. Over medium heat, heat the oil in a medium saucepan for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and chili, and sauté for 3 minutes.
3. Add the guava and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. Stir in the juice of 3 limes, vinegar, soy sauce and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat.
5. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.
6. Serve with wontons, sushi or chicken wings.

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