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Tenterfield spicy tomato sauce making
Tenterfield spicy tomato sauce making
Sauce making or in a Jam
22 years ago when I was only 19 I decided jam and sauces were too expensive to buy and the range back then was very restricted to just a few. I tried a few, making jam and making sauce from recipes which FAILED miserably. I was devistated because I had just finished a professional cookery course and was learning to become a chef. I was especially upset with my sauce making effort because I thought tomato sauce making would be easy. Plus the fact that I got Honors and credits all throughout my course. And I'm going like sauce making is not rocket science measure one thing wrong and it blows up HEY.
Cooking sauce is one of the first things I learnt to do and I did it well. Now anyone who knows me knows I am a perfectionist and I love to improve things.
In this hub you are going to learn how to make a sauce not a mess and become great at sauce making using my sauces recipes developed over many years.
Sauce making ingredients
800 grams cherry tomatoes from Tenterfield
.5-1 teaspoon chilli crushed
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 tsp chicken stock
1/2 onion diced
Add a pinch of each of the following ground spices Nutmeg, pepper, cloves, salt, basil & or mixed herbs.
Optional 20 grams of jam setta
Sauce making method
Slice the Tenterfield tomatoes in half or quarters.
Weigh out all the rest of the ingredients into your pot or bread maker.
If using a pot use a sweets thermometer and cook until it reaches soft ball or 110 degrees Celsius. Tis usually takes around half to 3/4 of an hour once the mix has come to the boil.
Let the mix go thick like warm honey but not too thick. Though you can thin it down later as you desire but not while sauce cooking.
If using a jam making machine or bread maker follow the settings for jam making.
After cooking with either method you need to allow the sauce to cool before you place the lid on. This will help to avoid the dreaded mould forming on the surface of the sauce.
Go ahead and bottle your sauce into your desired jar type.
Tenterfield Tomato Peril
Making Jam or sauce HINTS
I have stored this jam / sauce for 18 months, then used it without a problem. Once opened I always put it in the back of the fridge. Even if it partially freezes it will still be good.
If using a bread maker and you want the sauce thicker just set it on for another run.
Once you have made the Tenterfield spicy tomato sauce recipe a couple of times you may wish to change the spices or add more. I do recommend that for the first few times you stick to the recipe just to get the hang of it.
If using the 20 grams of jam setta you need to mix it into the sugar before adding anything wet to avoid it clumping together.
Want a quick but budget universal sauce for chicken or fish rice or beef, pork or lamb, dipping or coating. AND best of all it will save you $15-20 from the local restaurant.
WELL here is the one I use.
Wait for it. It is real simple like.
Grab a frypan. Grab 1.5 cups sugar and .5 cup lemon juice throw the lemon juice and sugar into the frypan heat 10 minutes or so until golden. Take off heat.
Sprinkle a little salt and pepper, ground ginger and 5 spice. Add a dash of sherry and soy sauce.
And you are done. Go and use it the way you want.
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