How to make the healthiest ketchup?
Ketchup, which finds its place in all world cuisines with its flavor, is indispensable in the sauce market thanks to its harmony with food. Ketchup has a wide use with the discovery of the flavor it adds to meatless dishes although it was used only in meat dishes when it was first produced. However, consumers are looking for ways to make ketchup at home because even the brands that are regarded as the best ketchup brands use additives in ketchup production.
Because consumers who care about their health also know that the best ketchup is the healthiest ketchup besides its flavor. If you're wondering how ketchup is made, you can start preparing ingredients to make ketchup as delicious as the ketchup you get from the shelves.
How to Make Ketchup?
The main ingredient you should use for the best ketchup is tomatoes. All the ingredients you need to use are as follows:
- 5 kilos of tomatoes,
- 2 medium-size onions,
- 3 tbsp. olive oil,
- 2 cloves of garlic,
- 1 glass of grape vinegar,
- 5 tbsp. of grape molasses,
- 1 tsp. cinnamon,
- Salt and pepper.
First, wash the tomatoes thoroughly and then chop them into large pieces without peeling their skin. Chop the onion finely. Sauté with 3 tbsp. olive oil for about 10 minutes, until caramelized. Add the tomatoes you have just cut into large pieces to the pan. Then add 1 tsp. black pepper and 1 tsp. of salt. Add the garlic, which you have roughly cut into 4-5 pieces. Cook the prepared mixture until the tomato juice is released, that is, until the flavors of the ingredients are combined. Add 1 glass of vinegar and 5 tbsp. grape molasses. Now boil the mixture for about 40 minutes by lowering the heat. Once thoroughly boiled, make the mixture even more liquid with the help of a blender. And the final step! Filter the mixture after the blender. Here's your ketchup! Bon appétit.
You can reduce or increase the amount of ingredients in the recipe proportionally according to your own needs and pleasure. If you are not in tomato season or you cannot find tomatoes, you can also make ketchup from tomato paste. To do this, you need to lightly dilute the tomato paste and add it to the mixture. You can also make ketchup from sun-dried tomatoes by bringing them to the consistency to be used as normal tomatoes.
Which Tomato Should Be Preferred When Making Healthy Ketchup?
The most important point of a healthy ketchup recipe is organic tomatoes. You should prefer chemical-free tomatoes during cultivation and that have not been subjected to any pesticides for rapid growth. Since organic field tomatoes are the healthiest among tomato varieties, you should use prefer these varieties in your recipes if you want to make healthy ketchup.
In this regard, Jr. SousChef produces tomatoes for which chemicals such as pesticides, artificial fertilizers, and heavy metals are not used during cultivation with consumers' health in mind. It avoids harmful substances such as preservatives or additives during production so that you can lead a healthier life. Taking care to be organic in every product it offers to you, Jr. SousChef is audited by certified organizations from the Ministry. It paves the way for a healthy life for consumers by obtaining an organic certificate as a result of the audit.
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What is Ketchup Used in?
Ketchup is indispensable in the kitchen and table for those who want to make simple recipes more delicious with a small touch. French fries and meatballs are the most preferred dishes with ketchup. In addition, Kumpir, one of the stars of Turkish cuisine, is one of the dishes where ketchup use is common. Pizza, crispy chicken wings, hamburgers, pasta, and even toast are among the dishes that have a completely different flavor thanks to ketchup.
In addition, ketchup can be used not only with food but also with other sauces. Mustard, ranch, barbecue, and garlic yogurt, especially mayonnaise, which are seen as brethren of ketchup, are sauces that offer unique tastes when used together with ketchup.