Red & Green Tomato Ketchup
Preparation Time: 3 hours
- 1 Large onion, finely diced
- 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
- 3 tsp (15ml) Ground Allspice
- 1 (5ml) Black pepper
- 1 (5ml) Ground ginger
- 1 (5ml) Celery seeds
- 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) Ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) Ground mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp (1ml) Clove powder
- 1/2 cup (125ml) Unrefined sugar
- 1kg Ripe tomatoes, chopped into small chunks
- 800g Green (unripe) tomatoes, chopped into small chunks
- 1 tbsp (15ml) Molasses
- 1 tbsp (15ml) Sea Salt
- In a stockpot, sweat the onions with a big plug of oil over low heat. Once the onion begins to break down, add the garlic and spices and fry until fragrant. Add the sugar and a handful of the tomatoes and fry for about 5 minutes until they start to break down and caramelize.
- Add the remaining ingredients, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, covered, stirring often to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom.
- Take the pot off the heat and blitz the mixture with a hand-held blender until combined. Return the pot to the stove and simmer, uncovered for about 1-1 ½ hours until it becomes a thick sauce. The ketchup should have reduced by at least half at this stage.
- Bottle and preserve all winter using a home canning technique.
Note: If you can’t source green tomatoes replace with red tomatoes. Sweetness will vary with tomato varieties.