Special Sauce's Note:
I just improvised this sauce to accompany mint oregano burgers, and it was so good I have to record it. It tastes similar to common ketchup, but better.
My Private Note
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- 1 1/3 cups pitted bing cherries
- 1 small onion, chopped coarsely
- 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or 2 tablespoons lard
- 1 1/2 cups dry red wine (a bit sour is good)
- 1/3 cup apple juice (Indian Summer is best)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 1/2-2 teaspoons garam masala
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar (or to taste)
- 1The measurements are approximate. As always adjust spices to taste and adjust liquids for taste and consistency. Depending on how sour your wine is you may need to add more or less sugar. The apple juice is also mainly for sweetness.
- 2Add the oil or lard to a skillet on medium-high heat, and caramelize the Bing Cherries, onion and garlic in the skillet.
- 3Grind the caramelized cherries, onion, and garlic in a blender with some of the wine so that it is a thick liquid.
- 4Add the liquid mixture back to the skillet on medium heat, and add the rest of the wine, apple juice, fresh rosemary, Garam Masala, and salt.
- 5When the sauce begins to bubble vigorously, reduce the heat to a fast simmer. Adjust the sweetness with the sugar and/or the liquids.
- 6Continue to simmer until it becomes a thick sauce with the consistency of ketchup.
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Nutritional Facts for Savory Bing Cherry Ketchup
Serving Size: 1 (131 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 130.2
- Calories from Fat 42
- Total Fat 4.6 g
- Saturated Fat 0.6 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 294.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 11.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
- Sugars 7.9 g
- Protein 0.6 g