tomato sauce/paste vs ketchup

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tomato sauce/paste vs ketchup

Post by kevinv » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:00 am

I did a bbq sauce a few weeks ago that floped big time. I substituted tomato paste for ketchup. It seem to have lost the tase it use to have. I guess that is because the spices from the ketchup were missing.

Now what do I have to add to get close to the same tase as ketchup? I am triing to get a nice thick bbq sauce from scratch without ketchup.

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Re: tomato sauce/paste vs ketchup

Post by Peter » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:41 pm

kevinv wrote:I did a bbq sauce a few weeks ago that floped big time. I substituted tomato paste for ketchup. It seem to have lost the tase it use to have. I guess that is because the spices from the ketchup were missing.

Now what do I have to add to get close to the same tase as ketchup? I am triing to get a nice thick bbq sauce from scratch without ketchup.

Thanks

Add sugar - a lot of it! Ketchup is about 1/3 sugar. Tomato paste usually has none.
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Re: tomato sauce/paste vs ketchup

Post by kevinv » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:21 am

I never thought of that. I will try more sugar next time.

Is there any way to thicken a ketchup based bbq sauce? I find them to thin. I may leave out some of the liquid next time to try.

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Re: tomato sauce/paste vs ketchup

Post by Trev » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:35 am

If you simmer it for a while that may dissipate some of the water and make it thicker, or use an agent like pectin to thicken it up a bit.
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Re: tomato sauce/paste vs ketchup

Post by kevinv » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:29 am

I will give that a try. thanks.

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Re: tomato sauce/paste vs ketchup

Post by J.Shaft » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:41 pm

My wife isn't supposed to eat sugar so we make our own ketchup by reducing 100% tomato juice and adding honey for sweetness.
You'd be amazed how thick you can get tomato juice

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