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Ketchup From Scratch

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Preparing Ketchup from scratch need not be difficult as seen in this video.
Ingredients
  Red onion 1 Medium, diced
  Fennel bulb 1⁄2 Medium, diced
  Celery stalk 1 Medium, diced
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (as needed)
  Ginger 1 Small, sliced
  Red chili 1⁄2 Medium, chopped
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Basil leaves 10 Medium
  Cloves 2 Medium
  Sea salt 5 Gram (as needed, to taste)
  Cracked black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cherry tomatoes 2 Pound, halved
  Vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large pot, add the olive oil, onions, celery, fennel, ginger, red chili, few basil leaves and cloves.
2) Add the black pepper and salt to taste, cook gently over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
3) Stir in the cherry tomatoes and add the water.
4) Bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid in the pot is reduced.
5) In a large bowl, transfer the cooked mixture from the pot and add rest of the basil leaves.
6) Blend thoroughly with an immersion blender until the mixture is smooth.
7) Press the mixture through a sieve and return to another smaller pot or a saucepan.
8) Add the vinegar and brown sugar into the sauce, simmer over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is reduced.

SERVING
9) Use the ketchup as a condiment with various dishes including french fries, hamburgers, sandwiches and grilled or fried meat or as an ingredient for other sauces and dressings.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Global
Taste: 
Spicy
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Blending
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Cherry Tomato
Interest: 
Easy

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