Monday, May 13, 2013

Natural Remedy ~ Preserved Calamansi With Sour Plum

I'm sure many Malaysians already tried this sweet version preserved calamansi with salted sour plum drinks before. It's a very delicious drink. Or you may easily find the concentrated juices selling at some supermarket with reasonable price. However, I wish to make my own though. This preserved calamansi with salted sour plum drinks is best to take when heat wave hits. It helps to cure sore throat, headache & stomach relief. There's actually another salty version preserved calamansi but we prefer the sweet version the most.

Here what you need :

1 kg  calamansi
1 pkt (400gm)  rock sugar
2 cup  light brown sugar
200gm  preserved salted sour plum, halved
1 large jar

Wash the calamansi then roughly dry them with a kitchen tower. Next, throw them to a baking tray and bake at preheated oven 100'C for about 20-25 mins. Be caution not to burn the fruits. The fruits should came out warm and dry.  Or you can sun-dry under the sun for a couple of hours. Some blogger choose to steam the fruits instead of baking them then sun dry under the sun. I found that baking method is much better and fuss free.

Then make a small cut at the middle of the fruit and squeeze out the juice & seeds to a separate bowl. Later,.stuffed in preserved salted sour plum and remove seeds from the juice. And set aside.

Now, line a layer of calamansi on the bottom of the jar and cover the fruits with rock sugar & some brown sugar. Repeat everything again till everything completed, except the final layer of sugar. Then pour in the juices. Finally, spread the top layer with sugar till everything completely covered.

It's best to cover the jar with a plastic sheet before putting on the lid. Here's how it looks ! Finally, set aside to rest for fermentation at least 10 days. The longer the fermentation the better ! Oooops...and remember to shake or turn your jar around once awhile to keep the top layer wet all times.

TA...DA.... This is how it looks after 10 days of fermentation. Clean & neat ! I can't wait to give it a try. Now, all you need to do is.....dig out 2 pcs of calamansi & some syrup to a mug, then add in hot water. Mix well & serve. Of coz, you can also serve it cold but hot drinks helps better to cure sore throat, headache & stomach relief. And do take note that you may sweat like crazy after the hot drinks. Enjoy guys !

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20 comments:

ling yuen chin said...

Sound good! I will give it a try, soon....

Small Kucing said...

thanks for the recipe...i tried making this before but fail....will try again with your recipe

Happy Valley Chow said...

Sounds very interesting, can't say I have ever had them before. Sounds delicious :)

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

ICook4Fun said...

I wish I can find calamansi here as I would love to try this out.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I like calamansi drink with sour palm, this looks really nice, must try some day.

Elaine said...

Thanks for the recipe- my mouth already salivating while reading. Must try.

shaz said...

wow i didnt think you could actually make this at home. I gotta give it a try! thanks!

Jeannie Tay said...

I love this drink! Always drink it whenever it is available. Nice to have a doable recipe on it to try should I am in the mood:D

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

Never seen calamansi in miami!! Looks interesting!

Amelia said...

Hi Kristy, I love this, very refreshing and good for sour throat, etc....

Have a nice day.

.

lena said...

yeah, i still drink this once in a while..of course not diy like you did here:D

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I also don't drink this much, thought not going to DIY, but in case you send me some, I don't mind, hahaha..

Carson said...

I frequently suffer from severe headaches, so I am going to give this hot drink a try. I've bought most of the ingredients and am looking forward to putting it all together tomorrow. Thanks for the info.

WizzyTheStick said...

Always you have the most original recipes

Rosita Vargas said...

Delicioso y muy original me encanta,abrazos y abrazos.

Louisette retriever said...

Original recipe ,greeting from Belgium

Amy Cheong, Desirablerecipes said...

My version of this is dry without sugar, just salt. Will show you how my mother taught me in due couse. It takes few months. It is good when we are about to have sore throat.

Brettina Mendoza said...

So what's the health benefits of the same? I am so anxious to know and how does it taste? Many cancer alternative treatment centers will surely enjoy looking at this. Keep sharing! Have a nice day.

laifun said...

thank you very much for the recipe, i already have the calamansi dried and rock sugar ready but have no courage how to do it, so a check on the internet has led me to this site and now i am able to complete the job.

My Little Space said...

Hi Laifun,
First of all, thanks so much for stopping by my humble little space. Hope my recipe will help. Enjoy & have fun. Good luck !
Blessings, Kristy

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