PALEO, VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, GRAIN FREE
These days ketchup is packed with sugar and is consumed way too easily and large portions.
This roasted red pepper ketchup has everything you'd want in a ketchup with (nearly) no sugar. It can be spread, dipped or lathered on almost everything and has a much more complex flavor than just the regular ketchup.
Gone are the days of eating ketchup out of the sachet(I think Im the only one who does this!), its now time for REAL ketchup.
2 sweet red peppers
handful of cherry tomatoes
4 garlic cloves
2 tbs coconut oil
1 large onion
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp all spice
Tumble all of your tomatoes, peppers & garlic cloves on to a baking tray and cover in the melted coconut oil(it will begin to hard on the cold vegetables, but that is perfectly okay).
Season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 40-50 minutes until the skin on the vegetables is nice and charred.
While the onion is cooking deseed the roasted peppers. If your fussy about these kind of things you can go ahead and deseed the tomatoes but I wasn't too bothered. Just run the back of a knife along the inside of the peppers to collect the seeds and of course remove the stalks.
There will be juice and flavored coconut oil left over in the roasting tin, this is full of flavor so do not discard it.
Once the onion is slightly soften add the deseeded peppers, tomatoes, garlic cloves & all of the juices that were collected in the baking tray.
Add in the cider vinegar & maple syrup, and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes until everything is completely softened and the liquid has reduced a little.
Take the saucepan off the heat and with a hand held blender blitz everything until the mixture is smooth and paste like.
At this stage taste and check the seasoning, add more salt/pepper if you desire.
Store in sanitized glass jars and keep in the fridge. This will last up to 2 weeks.
Have this beside roasted chicken, as a pasta sauce, with poached eggs or as a tomato base for my broccoli base pizza. The options are endless!