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4.19.2008

Royal Foodie Joust...Mango Ketchup/Catsup





So little time ,so many events, and have to watch all that calorie consumption.When Michelle at Thursday Night Smack Down won last months Joust and got to pick the ingredients, she chose Mango,Cardamom, and Brown Sugar. She said.. "i want to see everyone's mad pastry skillz."She then relented and stressed culinary skills. Most people naturally think of sweets. Condiments I'm sure were a thought as well. As much as I love a mango salsa, I was going to turn it up a notch. Michele brings out my competitive spirit as is a joy to read!Always leaves me with a grin.The choice for me was a Mango Tarte Tatin or this, Ketchup. I don't need a lot of left over pastry laying around, but Ketchup is the worlds favorite condiment.Who knew all this about a sauce. I decided to put a Asian spin on this.I hope you like it spicy hot, , tangy and sweet!

Coco's Mango Ketchup
4 mango's
1 tablespoon ground cardamom
1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
2 -3 pieces of Star Anise
2-3 dried Thai Chili Peppers
3 cloves
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons curry
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon garlic minced

Equipment needed: Blender, spice/coffee grinder
Remove flesh from Mango's. I used a melon baller to scoop out flesh once mangoes were cut in half.Put in Blender.Place Star Anise, Cloves, Cardamom,Thai Chili Peppers,Ginger, curry and salt in grinder. Grind until a fine powder. Add to Blender. Add Brown Sugar, Vinegar, salt, and garlic. Blend until pureed. Add to sauce pan and bring to boil. Cover pan immediately.( Mixture is thick and will start to bubble). Simmer on lowered heat for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Mixture may caramelize on the bottom. Take off heat and add back to a clean blender. Mix once more to puree. Pour in containers and bottle. To last longer you can take additional canning measures to preserve, otherwise refrigerate and try to consume within the week or so. Its enough to fill a bottle.

Imagine what you can add this to! Grilled Chicken, turkey,sandwiches, meatballs, shrimp, fish, burgers,veggie burger, turkey burgers,fish sticks,onion rings,etc............
So bring your mad skillz to the event . Jen's away getting married so Ben's the Crown Prince this month.

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22 comments:

Ellieut said...

This looks delicious! I had a mango catsup/ketchup of sorts served with grilled swordfish. They must have used a squeeze bottle to decorate the plate withit, it was wonderful. Yours sounds pretty darned good!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This looks totally wonderful! What a fabulous idea!

linda said...

Cool to make your own ketchup. Looking at the ingredients I have to conclude that it must be delicious!

Peter M said...

Courtney, this ketchup is off the hook! lol

Very original and the pics are already better! ;)

TeachGirl said...

It looks delicious, perfect for summer barbeques.

Bellini Valli said...

Now this is an excellent idea Glamah!!Good luck in the Joust!!

Emiline said...

Way to go! I think this sounds so delicious. Good luck in the joust!
I need to come up with something soon.

Mary said...

Wow! Totally creative! I've never made ketchup before (I'm not really a fan of tomato ketchup), but this could be a fun condiment to have aroudn!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

You're right, this condiment will be a fine partner to many dishes and just give it that extra kick!!!Good luck...

Dharm said...

I was thinking Mango Tarte Tartin too!! But this Ketchup looks just fab! Mmm...imagining all sorts of things to pour if over right now!! Great entry and good luck!

Kimi said...

Wow this is a great entry!

Rosie said...

WOW coco what an awesome ketchup you've made here!! Good luck with your entry :)

Rosie x

Deborah said...

I've seen some great entries this month, but I think yours is the best! So creative and so different!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Delightful ketchup...Lovely entry and my best wishes to you :)

Rose said...

a wonderful entry- afraid my creativity is very limited and will sit back and watch and enjoy for this month's joust

Mary Coleman said...

Oh Courtney, this looks wonderful. what a great idea!
Love your blog. I'll be back!
Mary

LisaRene said...

Very creative entry! You are absolutely right about the diversity of this condiment.

Zen Chef said...

This actually looks really really good! I so want some of that with my shrimps! :-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That ketchup looks delicious! Original!

Do you know "Guatchup" (guava ketchup from Brazil)? I love it! You should like it...

Cheers,

Rosa

marye said...

I am going to try this definitely!!

Tempered Woman said...

So freaking creative~ You jousters never fail to amaze me! If I worked for Heniz I would so be knocking. Would love to see a whole new condiment line. My hubby and I are addicted to Curried Ketchup~ nice and spicy too.

toontz said...

Oh, this sounds sooo good!