I decided to make this today because my daughter loves mushrooms and ketchup!
I had a load of mushrooms in the fridge but I think I overestimated how much they weigh. I ended up with only half a pound so I had to reduce all the rest of the ingredients by a sixth, which is quite tricky! I do have a great set of spoons that go as small as an eighth of a teaspoon so I think I managed to measure everything ok.
I’ve been really lucky that a good friend has given me a supply of mace. I’ve not been able to get it in the shops so when she offered me a supply I think I just about bit her hand off!!
I wish I had taken a before and after photo of the mushrooms. I couldn’t believe the reduction in them after the overnight soaking in the salt.
This was smelling great as it was cooking, but after only 30 minutes there was no liquid left so I took off the heat.
I tried as best as I could to push the mixture through the sieve. I don’t have a nylon sieve but had to assume a regular sieve would work the same. After about 10 minutes I had to give up because my arms were aching. I wasn’t sure if the whole mixture should be passed through the sieve or just all the liquid.
So at this point it looked seriously revolting! I didn’t know what I expected but it just looked like sludge! I decided to make some pitta bread crisps and served it with that.
Well I was pleasantly surprised, this is actually quite delicious! Yes it’s very strong with the vinegar but you do get so some really nice flavours from the rest of the ingredients.