Mango Ketchup

May  9, 2012
0 Ratings
  • Makes about 3 cups
Author Notes

I love mangos. I love spicy flavors. And, true confessions, I love ketchup. I love its complex range of flavors: tart, sweet-ish, spicy, umami-deep. Playing around with a fruity version has been in the back of my mind for a while. Right now, there is a bison burger waiting to be grilled, and this is what's going on it. —boulangere

What You'll Need
  • 15 ounce can organic tomato sauce
  • 1 large deeply red mango, peeled, flesh removed, roughly chopped (or 2 small)
  • 1/4 cup Thai-style spicy sweet chili sauce
  • Juice of 1 big lime, or two small
  • 2 large cloves garlic, roughly chopped, or 3-4 small
  • 2 teaspoons sea or kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. A note about the Thai-style spicy sweet chili sauce. Roland makes a good one that is the perfect balance (to my taste buds) of spicy and sweet. If you can't find that, Mae Ploy will do as Plan B. Be aware, though, that it is on the sweeter side, so be prepared to add 1/2 teaspoon or so of chili powder to compensate.
  2. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or in a blender. Purée until completely smooth. Taste for seasoning. The spiciness should definitely be there, as well as the sweet-tart balance among the mango, tomato, and lime. You should get an umami finish from the spices. You should fall in love.
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17 Reviews

savorthis June 3, 2012
I recently made a corn ketchup to go with some spicy lemongrass sausage banh mi which had some very similar flavors. I think your mango version would be excellent too! I will have to try it next time....lovely color too.
What a fabulous idea for a ketchup!! I really love this, b.
boulangere May 21, 2012
Thank you, it's rather addicting.
lapadia May 11, 2012
Seriously LOVE this!
boulangere May 11, 2012
Thank you!
Panfusine May 10, 2012
ooooohhh, this sounds dreamy!!
boulangere May 11, 2012
As mentioned, I could eat it out of a bowl.
BlueKaleRoad May 10, 2012
Now this looks addictive! We just got our barbecue out for the season and I can see this ketchup will have a place at the table.
boulangere May 10, 2012
Oh yeah, with barbecue!
boulangere May 10, 2012
I responded a while ago, Hannah, but it hasn't shown up. I can't imagine a better bbq companion. Save me a spot at the table!
boulangere May 10, 2012
OK, now both answers appear. And I still hope for a spot at the table!
wssmom May 10, 2012
Fabulous! Don't have any bison on hand, but I am positive it will be awesome on a regular burger!
boulangere May 10, 2012
I imagine so, too. I'm also thinking fish sandwich.
sexyLAMBCHOPx May 10, 2012
love this, perfect for summer and looks easy to do!
boulangere May 10, 2012
Couldn't be easier!
Bevi May 10, 2012
I love this and the color is beautiful!
boulangere May 10, 2012
Thank you, Bevi. I'm dreaming up something to have it with again tonight.