Homemade Tomato Ketchup - Jamie Oliver

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

From "Jamie at Home" episode JH0111 "Pickles and Preserves"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet. Add onions and salt. Sweat onions for 15 minutes until soft, translucent and sweet.
  2. Combine fennel seed, coriander seed and cloves in a mortar, spice grinder or flavor shaker. Grind well. Add to onions with ginger, garlic and chile pepper. Add black pepper and salt.
  3. Quarter tomatoes and add to pan. Tear basil leaves off of stems and reserve. Chop stems coarsely and add to pan. Add tomato puree, vinegar and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium, and simmer 30-40 minutes.
  4. Roughly chop basil leaves. Turn off heat and add basil; stir well.
  5. Transfer to blender and puree smooth. Work in batches, filling the blender jar no more than half way. Pour into a fine sieve and push through.
  6. Sterilize some ketchup bottles and a funnel, either in boiling water, or dry in a roasting pan in a hot oven. Stir ketchup well and transfer to bottles. Fill bottles completely before sealing. Allow to cool completely, then store in a cool dark place for up to 6 months. Refrigerate after opening.


Most Helpful

This makes a lot of though most people who tried it thought it was pasta sauce of some sort - hardly resembles ketchup.

Mgnbos November 18, 2012

Big disappointment, overly complex for the bland result.

bigsofty April 28, 2010

OMG this is the best Tomato Sauce/Ketchup I've ever tried!

Bronzki March 25, 2009

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