Tomato ketchup

Tomato ketchup
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If you love tomato ketchup like I do and grow your own tomatoes (like I do) then you really must try this recipe. It’s possibly the best friend your chip could ever have.

It’s sweet, tangy and very tomatoey; and the chilli, if you use it, gives a slight kick just as you swallow.

I’ve had the recipe for some time but have no idea where it came from or who to give credit to but whoever you are, if you are reading this, I’d just like to say I love you, my chips love you, my bacon butties love you . . . . Do you feel the love? Do you?

TOMATO KETCHUP
makes approx 350 ml

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 onions, chopped
1 thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, finely chopped or grated or 1 level tsp dried ginger
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
800 g tomatoes, briefly whizzed in a food processor or finely chopped
100 g dark brown sugar
100 ml red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato purée
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, lightly crushed
salt and pepper to taste

METHOD:

Heat the oil in a large, deep pan, then fry the onions, ginger, garlic and chilli for 10-15 mins until soft.

Add the remaining ingredients and some seasoning, then boil for 30 mins, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened and is sticky.

Cool slightly, then whizz in a blender or food processor until smooth.

If the sauce is a bit thick for your liking, stir in a dribble of boiling water. Sieve, then funnel into a bottle or jar while still hot.

Cool completely before serving. Will keep for 3 months in the fridge.

Comments 9

  • Well this sauce is a delight. Yummy, sweet, tangy with a bit of a kick – what more could you want. I’m never going to be able to make enough of it 😃 what a treat.

  • So pleased you like it Pat. Not only does it taste great but it’s so easy to make too.

  • Really delicious, Rosie,thank you for this recipe,
    the ketchup was the hit at the last barbecue !

  • Hi Rosie, Just made a batch of your tomato sauce its got a fantastic taste, did not quite have all the ingredients and had to substitute a bit so going to make another lot after we go shopping. Thanks for posting the recipe. Roy and Sue.

  • Hi Rosie, Just made a batch of your tomato sauce its got a fantastic taste, did not quite have all the ingredients and had to substitute a bit so going to make another lot after we go shopping. Thanks for posting the recipe. Roy and Sue.

  • Thanks for the feedback Roy. It has such a depth of flavour I have to stop myself eating it straight from the jar.

  • This is delicious. I don’t like shop bought ketchup, so this is perfect. Recipe easy to follow and well worth the effort!

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