foodies riddle #3 – solution: Homemade Hot!!! Ketchup

Again the riddle was too easy.

foddies riddle #3

The first answer was right. Okay Sus guessed BBQ-Sauce. I consider ketchup as BBQ-sauce, too. Congrats to Sus from Corumblog.

Foodies riddle #4 will be online in 2 weeks on Monday, June 9. Stay tuned! If you have any suggestion for a future riddle just drop me a line: kochtopf(at)gmail(dot)com.


For this ketchup I used preserved tomatoes and dried chili, both homemade. I can’t wait to harvest fresh tomatoes, then I will make the ketchup again with fresh ones. The recipe comes from Alfons Schuhbeck a German chef, who has also his own cooking show.

Coincidentally Stiftung Warentest published yesterday the result of a test of ketchups. They tested 23 ketchups among them name- and no-name-brand products. A no-name ketchup is the winner. ;-)

Did you know that one German statistically eats 1 liter of ketchup a year, and that Heinz ketchup contains 25,5 gram sugar per 100 g ketchup. In fact, I compared my ketchup with Heinz, and mine was less sweet in taste and much more hot!

Homemade Hot!!! Ketchup
makes 2 jars

foodies riddle #3 - Homemade Hot!!! Ketchup

1 onion, finely chopped
750 g tomtoes, peeled and cut into chunks
25 g tomato purée
20 g brown sugar
2 cm cinnamon
1 ts yellow mustardseed
2 dried chillies, crumbled
70 g icing sugar
1 dl white vine vinegar
2 ts salt

Add onion, tomatoes, purée, brown sugar, cinnamon, mustardseeds and chilis in a pan and bring to a boil reduce heat and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.

In the meantime, sieve icing sugar in a pan and melt on medium heat until caramelized. Remove from heat and add vinegar, move to the heat again and let reduce to half.

Mix ketchup with a blender add „vinegar reduction“, salt and pepper if necessary add some vinegar. Pour into hot sterilized jars or bottles.

foodies riddle #3 - Homemade Hot!!! Ketchup

foodies riddle #1 – solution and recipe
foddies riddle #2 – solution and recipe

This is also my first contribution to the monthly kochtopf event, this month hosted by lavaterra.

Blog-Event XXXV- Some like it HOT

7 Gedanken zu „foodies riddle #3 – solution: Homemade Hot!!! Ketchup

  1. Oh … thank you! Well, it was easy only because I had made (nearly) the same sauce the weekend before. I mistook your mustard seed for coriander seed, which I used. And I used some garlic, too. Your version of caramelizing the sugar sounds interesting, though.
    How long does your ketchup keep?

    Liebe Grüße, Sus

  2. REPLY:
    Haltbar meinst du? I think it can be stored for some months. My preserved tomatoes I can store for one year without any problem, but you need to use sterilized jars.

  3. Ich fands im Fall wieder mal ganz und gar nicht easy. Daran, dass man Ketchup auch selber machen könnte, habe ich noch nie gedacht. Das wäre mal ein Mitbringsel an eine Grillparty.

  4. Nach Deinem Hinweis auf die Passata rapidissima musste ich ein wenig stöbern und bin gleich fündig geworden. Dieses Rezept ist ausgedruckt und wird mit nach Griechenland genommen!

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