Hello barbecue season, ketchup made with peaches or nectarines, published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog
Actually I’m a ketchup generation. When I was a child I loved the bottled ones. In know it’s a downgrading from the culinary aspect. Now years later I came up with a new solution, homemade ketchup can play a team role during the barbecue season. Why not testing ketchup made with other ingredients like peaches or nectarines? That’s really a great and alternate version. It goes very well with vegetables and meat.
Chef’s Handyman’s barbecue tip: Ketchup with peaches or nectarines
To make ketchup, cut fruits in cubes and place them in a large pan. Add sugar, lemon rind, grated ginger (or onion), 2 laurel leaves, 1 tsp. black pepper, a dash of salt, a small piece of chili or chili flakes, 350 g or 11 oz. of sugar, 2 tbsp. of lemon juice and half a cup of white balsamic vinegar. Cook on low heat 1 hour. Blend the mixture. Combine 1-2 tsp. of Agar Agar or apple pectin with 5 tbsp. of cold water in a glass. Then fold in the pectin. When the ketchup gelatinizes pour in prepared preserving bottles or glasses. The ketchup can be stored for some weeks.
Chef’s Handyman tip: Preserving sugar can be used as well. Read the instructions for the portions, it depends on the brand.
Shopping list for two small bottles:
Fruits: 1 kg or 2 lb nectarines or peaches. 10 cherry tomatoes, 1 organic lemon
Baking Ingredients: 350 g sugar, 2 tsp. Agar Agar or apple pectin
Spices: 1 tsp. black pepper, salt, 0.5 tsp. chili flakes or fresh chili, 2 laurel leaves, 1 piece ginger
Have a great start into the barbecue season, yours Chef’s Handyman team.
Outlook of the next blog entry published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: Berry and cappuccino ice cream! Summer is calling.
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