Ketchup

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Ingredients:
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 large onions, sliced 2/3 inch thick
1 tsp. coriander seeds
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbs. packed brown sugar
1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled
1/4 cup capers with their brine
1/4 cup hot sauce
3/4 tsp. paprika
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. allspice
3/4 tsp. ground ginger
3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3/4 tsp. ground cardamom
Salt
6 to 7 lb. fresh paste tomatoes

Makes 3 quarts

If this looks like a lot of ketchup, you can easily cut the recipe in half. It’s so good, though, you might not want to.

Lightly oil the onion slices and grill or broil them until blackened, about 15 minutes per side.

In a small, heavy skillet, toast the coriander, cumin, and mustard seeds over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Grind the toasted spices in a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder.

Put all the ingredients in a deep, heavy, non-reactive pot. Simmer the ketchup, uncovered, over low heat for about 3 hours, stirring it every 15 minutes to break up the tomatoes and to keep the ketchup from sticking to the bottom of the pot. The mixture should thicken.

Purée the ketchup in batches in a blender or food processor. If the puréed ketchup seems too thin, put it back in the pot and continue cooking until it has reduced to a consistency you like.

Recipe by David Page and Barbara Shinn
April 2000
from issue #26


posted in: tomatoes, condiment

Comments (11)

Thomascook342 writes: so yummy and spicy
Posted: 2:14 am on November 22nd
ElizabethKirk writes: Yummy
Posted: 6:09 am on November 4th
FaithSkinner writes: yummy
Posted: 12:50 am on November 4th
coreybaldwin7 writes: Its really awesome
Posted: 4:06 am on October 29th
maxwilson writes: its so yummy
Posted: 5:46 am on October 26th
KimSpellman writes: Yummy .....
Posted: 3:25 am on September 15th
Patriciagilder writes: Thanks for share it. I gonna try it
Posted: 5:20 am on September 9th
stephengreen44 writes: Excellent
Posted: 5:12 am on September 5th
AmandaPride writes: Best of best
Posted: 4:06 am on January 26th
claudekonen writes: Thanks for sharing this recipe. I was really searching for this.
Posted: 7:46 am on December 25th
johnsonpaul writes: awesome work
Posted: 1:02 am on March 11th
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