Thursday, 6 August 2009

Toamto ketchup

I was given a load of beef tomatoes, yellow and red ones so decided to have a go at making some ketchup. After much hard work I ended up with one and a half small bottles. I followed the Jamie Oliver recipie from his book "jamie at home".

Gently cook the following chopped vegetables: 1 large red onion, 1 stick of celery, half a bulb of fennel with a piece of ginger, 2 cloves of garlic, half a red chilli, some basil, including the stalks, 1 tbs of corriander seeds, 2 cloves, salt and pepper for about 15 mins.
Then add 1kg of chopped tomotoes and 350 ml of water, simmer until reduced by half.

Then the fun: blend until smooth and then push through a sieve twice - chuck out ( or rather put on the compost) the mush in the sieve

Then put the liquid back in the saucepan with 200 ml of red wine vinigar and 70g soft brown sugar and cook until thick - like ketchup. Watch that it doesn't burn, as mine almost did.

Then bottle in strerilised bottles.

MMMMMmmmm....... lovely but a lot of work, took me most of the morning on and off. If I get some more tomatoes will make at least double, as much as I can in one go.

So we had to have chips for tea.....

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