Its a shame they call this catsup since the flavour is so much better, almost like a chutney but not quite so vinegary. I originally wanted to try this with curried garlic fries but then I tried with a chicken dish and liked, so the fry recipe, while coming, has been delayed.
Don’t worry about the amount it makes or whether is freezes well. Its a good question but its also moot since its very likely this condiment will be used on everything.
- 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes
- 3 T Olive Oil
- 2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 T Tomato Paste
- 1 Onion, sliced
- 4 Cloves Garlic, slices
- 1 Hot Pepper, sliced ( I used Fresno)
- 1/4 C Coconut Sugar
- 2 T Sweet Curry Powder
- 1 t Smoked Paprika
- 1 t Fenugreek Powder
- 1 t Red Chili Flakes
- 1 t Salt
- 1/4 t Allspice
- 1/4 t Clove
In a large pan over medium high heat, add the olive oil. Fry the onions until soft and golden, about 6-7 minutes. Add garlic and peppers, saute another minute. Add tomato paste and all dry spices, saute for another minute. Add vinegar and tomatoes, reduce heat to low, then cook uncovered for 40-50 minutes or until desired consistency.
Remove from heat and cool completely.
Place catsup in a food processor and pulse until its the texture you’d like. Some people like this smooth like Heinz catsup, me, I like mine a little chunkier like a chutney. You could also use a wand mixer but keep in mind tomato and curry is a bitch to get out of clothing should you slop up.
Infinite possibilities but here I used it as a dipping sauce with some curried chicken stir fry, carrots and rice with peas.
Tasting Post Mortem
My usual disclosures about heat still apply; I found it ‘amusingly warm’, therefore people in the middle of the heat tolerance curve should probably cut back on the fresh pepper or chili flakes.
The tiny bit of allspice and clove in the mix shines and pairs extremely well with the carrots and the curried chicken; it adds some dimension to the otherwise dull rice and pea combination. I did add a bit more salt to the mix in this situation but that might not be necessary with something else. Like the fries. Which are coming next.