Kahvaltılık Sos - Homemade Ketchup
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Recipe type: Dip
Cuisine: Turkish
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Although 'kahvaltılık' means 'for breakfast,' this sauce is a homemade ketchup that can be eaten with lots of dishes at any time of day.
Ingredients
  • 1 kg tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 6-7 red capsicum peppers
  • 6-7 long green peppers
  • 5-6 chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp kekik (thyme or oregano)
  • Salt and pepper to season
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius and place your red peppers on a tray.
  2. Once the oven is hot, place the peppers onto the middle shelf and leave to roast for 25-30 minutes until soft.
  3. Turn them over after around 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add your tomatoes, chillies, olive oil and vinegar to a large saucepan and start to simmer over a medium heat.
  5. Take 1 head of garlic and remove all the cloves.
  6. Peel and finely chop each clove before adding it to your tomatoes.
  7. Give everything a stir and continue to simmer.
  8. Once your red peppers are soft, remove from the oven and the tray and leave to cool.
  9. Take your second head of garlic and remove the cloves (you don't need to peel them).
  10. Place the green peppers and the garlic cloves onto your oven tray and place the tray back into the oven on the middle shelf.
  11. Leave to roast for around 20-25 minutes.
  12. Meanwhile, add your sugar, seasoning and the rest of your herbs and spices to your tomatoes and stir everything together.
  13. When your green peppers and garlic are soft, remove from the oven.
  14. Peel and deseed all of your peppers (the skin should come away easily - don't worry about any stubborn bits).
  15. Finely chop the peppers and add them to your sauce.
  16. Now remove the skin from the garlic cloves - again, this will come away easily - and chop them up into a paste.
  17. Add the garlic to your sauce and stir.
  18. Once your ketchup is at the consistency you like, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  19. When the sauce has cooled, place it into sterilised jars and seal the lids.
Notes
The green peppers in this recipe are the long, pointed Turkish carliston peppers. If you can't get those, you can use 1 or 2 green bell peppers.
This homemade ketchup is all about your personal taste. If you don't like chillies or garlic, you can leave them out.
You can sterilise your jars by submerging them in boiling water for 10 minutes.
Recipe by Turkey's For Life at http://www.turkeysforlife.com/2020/10/homemade-ketchup-recipe-kahvaltilik-sos.html