French fries and tomato-free (gluten-free, low-amine, soy-free, vegan) ketchup
I make exceptions with my amine allergies here and there. Ketchup is one of those things. I know I ought to not use ketchup because of the tomatoes (and because it’s probably been sitting on a shelf forever, building amines), but I love it so much. I figure it’s high time I make myself a low-amine substitute ketchup. This no-tomato ketchup is gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and low-amine. Enjoy this tomato-free ketchup recipe!
Also, I’m happy to report that I had a batch of my no-tomato ketchup frozen for a couple weeks. I just thawed it, and it thawed PERFECTLY. You can make it in large batches and freeze it in week-sized portions!
1 C fresh cranberries
1 large pears (or mild apples), peeled and cored (about 1 C)
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped (about 1 C)
1 C water
1 tsp ascorbic acid
1/4 C sugar
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp ground cloves
- On medium low heat, cook all ingredients together, covered, in a small pot for about 15 minutes.
Tomato-free ketchup ingredients: pear, carrot, cranberry
- Once all the no-tomato ketchup ingredients are well softened, remove from heat.
- Use an immersion blender or food processor to blend the tomato-free ketchup ingredients together. Process until very smooth.
Tomato-free ketchup blended with an immersion blender
- Store in your fridge, and freeze any you won’t get to in small batches. It thaws perfectly and is just as good thawed as fresh!
AMINE BREAKDOWN:Very Low Amine: pear/apple, carrot, water, ascorbic acid, salt, onion powderLow Amine: sugarVery High Amine: cranberry, allspice, ground clovesNOTE: For those of you who live in places where cranberry is not available, a reader did some experimenting and said this:
“I live in Australia and haven’t been able to find Cranberries in any form. I made this recipe using rhubarb instead of cranberries and it tasted pretty good. The rhubarb I had was stewed so I omitted the cup of water but if it hadn’t been I would have left it in still. The rhubarb was unsweetened of course so the sugar I added was the only sugar.”