What’s the difference between Tomato Sauce and Ketchup

1. An overview When it comes to ‘sauce’ and ‘ketchup’, we often consider them the same, but actually, they are not. If we go by the food historians ketchup is a sauce. Ketchup word originated from Chinese koechiap meaning ‘brine of fish’, or generally mentioned as ‘spicy sauce’; the word sauce is derived from Latin word salsas that means ‘salted’. According to historians, the sauce was actually invented for many reasons. It served the purpose of a cooking medium and was looked as a meat tenderizer and had the capability…

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One green, four red: tomato recipes from Anna Jones

Today I ate tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Squashed on to bread with oil, salt and a little cheese on the side in the morning; at lunch, in heavy wedges with a dousing of sea salt alongside a simple chickpea salad; and, at supper time, cooked down into a warm salsa to eat with potato tortilla. I am in Portugal and the tomatoes here are worthy of all the superlatives you could bestow on a fruit or vegetable, but at home the season is in full swing too. Last…

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Craving for Kadhi-Chawal? Try making Tomato Kadhi for a change

One of the most beautiful features of Indian cuisine is how one dish is prepared in multiple ways across states and cultures. India being a melting pot of cultures, together we make a beautiful potpourri, especially when it comes to food and its preparation. Kadhi is one such diversified dish. Every state has its distinct flavour and recipe. The common feature across all preparation, I guess, would be that it has to have a sour base. While in most preparation it is yoghurt based, I recently came across a tomato…

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Crab and cod fishcakes with tomato salsa

Mary Berry adds just enough spice to her fishcakes to make sure the delicate flavour of the crabmeat shines through. Serve them with a simple tomato salsa for a tasty supper. Ingredients For the fishcakes 500g/1lb 2oz floury potatoes, peeled and diced 500g/1lb 2oz cod loin, skinned 6 spring onions, finely chopped 2 tbsp full-fat mayonnaise 2 tsp Dijon mustard 130g/4¾oz dressed crab or 100g/3½oz mixed fresh crabmeat 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley dash of hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco 100g/3½oz Japanese panko breadcrumbs knob of butter, plus extra…

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