From July to October the plums are ripe in Denmark – and they are some of the world’s best due to our changing climate. At RADIO we get our plums from our own little ‘backyard’ on Lilleø. The plums which you can buy at the supermarkets are mostly imported and do not have the same rich flavor and aroma as the Danish plums.
The plum is the second most popular fruit in the world only beaten by apples, and the plum exists in a great variety of sorts. It can be nuances of blue, red, or yellow-green. The plum is originally a cross breeding between blackthorn and the cherry plum, and it is related to peaches, apricots and cherries.
A taste of marzipan
When you store your fresh plums they produce ethylene, which make the tomatoes ripe too quickly, the salat going bad, and give the carrots a bitter taste. That is why you should not store plums in the same drawer as other vegetables.
When we prepare plums at RADIO we often add some extra acid e.g. a balsamic vinegar, to extract the fruit taste. When we have used the plums we take the stones, crack them and put them into a sugar brine. The small, white seed inside the stone has a lovely marzipan-like taste which will be extracted when kept in stock.