Saturday, 14 August 2010

Tomato sauce/ketchup

So I had made the sausage rolls, but it seemed a terrible shame to serve them with commercial tomato sauce.

But what recipe to use? A quick rummage through my cookbooks turned up nothing. Hmm... time to get inventing!

1.7kg tomatoes, roughly chopped
4 large onions
1.5 cups vinegar
1 cup sugar
2 cups water

Chop the onions finely. Cook with a splash of olive oil in a deep heavy bottomed saucepan until softened and transparent. Add the other ingredients and bring to the boil. Drop to a simmer, and simmer for an hour, topping up with water if required. Push through a seive and pour into jars.

Someone asked for my judgement on how it worked out. I would describe it as a complete success (I don't post up my failures ).  Texturally it was just right, pouring and dipping in just the way you want from a sauce - clinging to the sausage rolls perfectly.

Well worth the effort to make it. It was a little spicier somehow than a commercial tomato sauce. I would definitely make this sauce again. 

Maybe if I am lucky one of the guests at the wedding will post up their perspectives on it!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely! I also make my ketchup, but I must say that I quite like the bought version... ;p



Chef Gulzar said...


Lovely! Great job......
Thanks for sharing this!

James Parker….
Chef Gulzar recipes in Urdu

Kiriel du Papillon said...

Hi Rosa and Gulzar

Thanks for commenting... I quite like the bought version too, but it does lack some style doesn't it!?

Zubaidatariq said...


Lovely! Great job......
Thanks for sharing this!

John Williams
Zubaida tips and recipes

Restaurant Consultant said...

AND!! Was it better, worse, different or some post dipping analysis. Next time go store owned or would you make fresh again?