Thursday, October 07, 2010

Papaya Ketchup
This is delicious with my fried plantains, baked sweet potato spears or served with fish. This is terrific with mango too.

Makes 1 cup

1 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon butter

4 tablespoons onion, minced

1 teaspoon ginger, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 papaya, ripe, chopped

1/4 cup cider vinegar

4 tablespoons orange juice(optional, you could use just about any juice or water here)

1/4 cup sugar

Pinch of ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon allspice, ground

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce or to taste, habanero is reccommended


  1. In a medium sauce pot, heat the oil and butter.
  2. Add the onion, ginger and garlic. Cook for 5-10 minutes over a medium low heat until the onion as softened.

Add the papaya and cook an additional 5 minutes.

Add the cider vinegar, water, sugar, cloves, allspice and hot sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer.
  5. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until thickened. Puree in food processor and cool completely. Add salt and pepper to taste. You may want to add more hot sauce.

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