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Piquillo Pepper Ketchup

Ingredients (9)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 pound (about 7 medium) plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • One 12-ounce jar piquillo peppers, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, plus more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons honey or sugar, plus more to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories113
  • Fat7.09g
  • Saturated fat1.0g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs11.89g
  • Fiber2.55g
  • Sugar7.69g
  • Protein1.72g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium8.55mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (4 servings) Powered by

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Piquillo Pepper Ketchup

Roasted peppers and tomatoes make an unbeatable combination. Piquillo peppers, with their smoky, sweet piquancy, have a unique and irresistible flavor. Piquillos, a trademark ingredient of Spanish cooking, are a variety of sweet red pepper that is roasted over oak fires and hand peeled. They can be found, jarred, in specialty food shops. Keeping a jar of these delicious peppers on your pantry shelf is a good habit to fall into.

Build your own: You can substitute roasted sweet bell peppers, but the ketchup will not have quite the same wonderful, aromatic flavor.

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Instructions

  1. 1In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, peppers, 1/4 cup of vinegar, 2 teaspoons of honey, garlic, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until the mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently so the ketchup does not scorch.
  2. 2Transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt, pepper, honey, and vinegar as needed. The ketchup should have a good balance of sweet and tart. Pour the ketchup into a container and stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cover and set aside at room temperature until needed. The ketchup keeps, refrigerated, for up to a week. It may also be frozen for up to 4 months
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