My Homemade Ketchup


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  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 inches ginger (3 cm)
  • 1/2 lemongrass
  • 1 1/2 ounces superfine sugar (40 g)
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 whole hot chiles (piri piri)


Step 1: Ketchup

Blanch and deseed the tomatoes, carefully removing their juice and chopping them.

Peel and thinly slice the ginger and lemongrass.

Heat the sugar in a saucepan until it turns a light amber color. Add the tomatoes and stir well.

Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then add the ginger, lemongrass, Chinese Five Spice, sherry vinegar, honey, and chiles. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

This recipe was originally published in "Nature By Alain Ducasse" (Éditions Alain Ducasse). See all credits

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