Were you looking for a different condiment to dip your French fries in? Use this Banana Ketchup instead. Banana Ketchup is a Filipino condiment with a tangy and sweet flavor, just like tomato ketchup. However, adding mashed bananas makes them much more precious and adds starchiness. Banana Ketchup was invented by Maria Orosa, a food chemist who wanted to reduce the reliance of the Philippines on imported goods like ketchup. As the Philippines didn't have a lot of tomatoes, they used bananas to give the sweet base and added food coloring to show color.
This homemade Banana ketchup, though, contains no artificial food coloring. Instead, we added some tomato paste to add a bit of redness. The other ingredients for this recipe include olive oil, garlic, red onions, fresh ginger, bananas, brown sugar, white vinegar, water, cayenne pepper, and salt. Aside from adding sweetness, bananas also provide potassium, which is vital for maintaining healthy blood pressure. Bananas are also a good source of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system.
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- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 3 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 small Red Onion, small dice
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, finely chopped
- 4 Bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup Tomato Paste
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup White Vinegar
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
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