This sauce is not as thick as store-bought ketchup and definitely not as sweet. It is fresh and light, akin to tomato sauce, but perfect for grilled meat – which is why I called it ketchup.
Fresh Zesty Roasted Tomato Ketchup
- 8-10 roma/plum tomatoes
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 tbsp roasted garlic oil or regular olive oil
- salt & pepper
Toss the tomatoes in a little olive oil and roast or grill/smoke whole (see baba ghanoush recipe for more smoking info).
Throw the smoked tomatoes and the remaining ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
Place the mixture in a sauce pan and simmer on low uncovered about 20 minutes. If you have a splatter screen – use it. Otherwise, you risk a red polka dot kitchen like mine.
Serve with everything, including Sportsglutton’s Lamb Burgers!