tomato chilli ketchup
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Tomato chilly ketchup refers to a tomato ketchup with added ingredient such as chilies or peppers to impart a hot and spicy taste to the otherwise sweet and sour ketchup. It is made with sugar, tomato paste, chillies, salt, spices and garlic powder. There are many recipes for tomato chilly ketchup - the common ingredient being tomatoes and chili peppers. The peppers are infused in anything from vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, and alcohol to fruits and vegetable (tomato) pulp. Other ingredients, including fruits and vegetables such as carrots, and squash are sometimes used to add flavor, mellow the heat of the chilis, and thicken the ketchup's consistency. Use as an alternative to regular tomato ketchups and top sandwiches and croquettes.
How to select
Always check the expiry date and look out for any discoloration or gas formation ( bubbles) in the bottle, especially near the tip.
" Tomato chilli ketchup usually come as a thick paste, and are used either as a dipping sauce or in stir frying. Ideal for breaded and fried foods, barbecue, hamburgers, tacos, rice, etc.
" This is a popular condiment in Western and Malaysian cuisine. It is popular as a dip in European Chinese Restaurant dishes such as prawn toast and spring rolls.
" Marinating the chicken with tomato chilli ketchup and then grilling on a barbeque is fantastic.
" Pour this ketchup over steamed vegetables for a beautiful combination of colour and flavour.
How to store
Keep the ketchup bottles in a dark cool cupboard for 3 months before using if you can. After opening the seal, keep sauce in the fridge and add a teaspoon to your next dish for delectable taste.
" The presence of pepper, tomato, oregano and onions in tomato chilli ketchup increases the anti oxidant quotient of the sauce
" The ketchup is low in fat content and is good source of Vit A, Vitamin C, iron and manganese.