Saturday, 13 July 2019

Home style Tomato Sauce

Our boat made tomato sauce


    2.5kg ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
    2 large onions, coarsely chopped
    10 whole cloves or 1/4 tsp ground
    10 whole allspice berries or 1/4 tsp ground
    1 tablespoon sweet paprika
    1 clove garlic, sliced
    1/2 cinnamon stick or 1/4 tsp ground
    2 tablespoons salt  (to taste but remember its a preservative)
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    2 cups (clear) white (white malt) vinegar

I have also found you can easily funk up tomato sauce with some mustard, its a taste thing so try a small test sample before adding it to a whole batch. We use prepared mustard as it keeps longer in the tropics than powered mustard.

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    Step 1
    Place tomato, onion, cloves, berries, paprika, garlic, cinnamon and salt in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until the tomato breaks down and is tender.
    Step 2
    Add the sugar and vinegar. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for a further hour and 15 minutes or until mixture reduces, thickens and is of a saucy consistency. Adjust seasoning.
    Step 3
    Strain mixture through a coarse sieve into a large bowl, in batches, pressing down strongly to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids, seeds. Pour hot mixture into sterilised bottles. Seal. Store in a cool, dark place until ready to use. Once opened, store in the fridge.

This Tomato Sauce is a great starting point for our home made BBQ sauce.

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