There are many reasons to make your own ketchup. The bottled stuff (even the most top-shelf variety) has an indeterminate amount of sugar and “natural flavorings” — what does “natural” taste like, anyway?
The swap of the blackberry for the tomato completely transforms this ketchup. There's still the expected kick from vinegar and the traditional punch of the spice blend, but the blackberry lends it an almost jammy, even slightly sour quality.
Juicy plums, rich zinfandel, and aromatic spices make this seasonal plum ketchup a new favorite in our house. Inspired by our move to Sonoma County, this ketchup is made with local ingredients and spiced with star anise.
Homemade ketchup is a recipe that shines best when made using flavorful homegrown tomatoes harvested straight from the garden. I’ve prepared it using both fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes, and tomatoes I’ve skinned, de-seeded, and stored in the freezer...
Trying to avoid nightshades? Looking for a tropical spread? Try this savory/sweet ketchup, perfect on banh mi sandwiches, over cream cheese and crackers for a quick appetizer or as a marinade for tofu, chicken or pork.