We were talking on facebook yesterday about the happy news that Heinz has decided to stop using high fructose corn syrup in its catsup. I can’t remember how it came up but I mentioned that catsup was quick and easy to make from tomato paste. It takes just seconds and when you make it from organic paste you know what’s in it.
I didn’t make any to get a picture of it. I will try to get a picture to replace the stock picture….but hey, you KNOW what catsup looks like, right?
I thought so.
For everyone that wanted my quick catsup recipe here it is… adjust seasonings and flavors accordingly….
- 1/3 cup organic tomato paste
- 2 tbs vinegar of choice (mmmm… balsamic)
- Splash of organic soy sauce
- 2 tsp. strong flavored honey (buckwheat is good…)
- 1-2 tbs water
- salt-pepper to taste
- pinch cinnamon
- pinch cloves
- pinch chipotle
Mix it up and let set for about 15 minutes to let the flavors blend. Makes about 1/2 cup…. depending on how many times you lick your fingers.
Other seasonings you can add are :
- garlic powder
- liquid smoke
- few drops Louisiana hot sauce
- seasoned salt instead of salt
- smoked salt instread of salt
Really the possibilities are endless. If you like a sweeter catsup just add more honey… or use agave…your choice. This will keep a week or so in a covered jelly jar in the fridge. Try different types of tomato pastes to see which you like best. The flavors do change with the brand. I like Muir Glen.
image : sxc