Summer is officially here so a BBQ for dinner is definitely on the cards.
Why not try this Spicy Tomato Ketchup recipe, especially created for Vitamix?
1kg (2 lb 4 oz) fully ripe tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
A piece of ginger (about 2 cm/¾ inch)
1 stick of lemon grass
2tbsp neutral oil
2 bay leaves
1 dried chilli
1tsp each of coriander, caraway and mustard seeds
½ cinnamon stick
1 clove garlic
100g (3 1/3 oz) sugar
200 ml (7 fl oz) vinegar
Makes 2 bottles (of about 350 ml/12 fl oz)
Preparation: 20 minutes | Cooking: 40 minutes
1. In a saucepan, cover the bottles and lids with water and lightly simmer for 5 minutes to sterilise them. Remove them using tongs and place them upside down on a clean kitchen cloth to drain. Wash the tomatoes, remove the stem ends and dice the flesh. Peel and chop the shallots, garlic and ginger. Cut the ends o the lemon grass wash it and remove the outer layer.
2. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the shallots, garlic, ginger and lemon grass and lightly sauté them. Add the tomatoes, bay leaves, chilli, the whole spices, sugar and vinegar and stir well to combine. Season with salt and simmer without lid over low to medium heat for about 40 minutes until the mixture has thickened.
3. Remove the lemon grass, bay leaves and the cinnamon stick. Put the tomato mixture into the Vitamix container, close the lid. Select the Purée programme, start the machine and wait until the programmed cycle is completed. Alternatively, select Variable 1, start the machine and slowly increase speed to 10. Blend for about 1 minute, using the tamper. Return the
purée to the saucepan, check the seasoning and briefly bring to the boil. Fill the prepared bottles with the mixture and seal immediately.
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