Although not too common in stores, there are many versions of tomato-less ketchup, and this homemade mushroom ketchup recipe is just one of many.
It is excellent with fish, chicken, meats or pasta, and, as usual, when you make it yourself you control the ketchup ingredients, so you get it preservative and gunk free, you control the sugar levels, and you can even prepare it as organic ketchup.
Real 'gourmet ketchup'!"
Who else is interested in the history of ketchup? Everybody is, of course, which is why I went to the trouble of looking it up -just for you.
The name 'Ketchup' is derived from an ancient Chinese word meaning "brine of pickled fish or shellfish", and had no tomatoes. It was first introduced to the West in the 17th century by seamen returning from voyages to the Far East, and has since evolved into the tomato-vinegar based sauce we know today.
So why not go ahead and give this great homemade ketchup recipe a try?
Care to give the other great ketchup recipes on this site a try?
Give it a try it - homemade ketchup is a treat!
Makes about 2 lbs ketchup
Sealed and stored in an airtight food saver container such as a preservative jar or a ziplock storage bag, the ketchup should keep for at least three months. Once opened, store in a refrigerator.