Strawberry Ketchup {CA Strawberries Farm Tour}

I can’t wait for you to try this Strawberry Ketchup recipe! It was by far the most surprising strawberry dish I loved on the California Strawberries Farm Tour. Thank you to the California Strawberry Commission for inviting me!

Sweet and Savory Strawberry Ketchup Recipe

Yes you read that right- Sweet and Savory Strawberry Ketchup! More on that later. Oh strawberries!

CA Strawberry Farm Tour

Just 2 weeks ago I was standing in a strawberry field in the middle of California (an experience I will not soon forget). It was gorgeous and I didn’t want to ever leave. I think I left my heart in California! Umm…errrrr…not that heart. I ate that one.

CA Strawberry Farm Tour- heart shaped strawberry!

After a delicious and positively fancy dinner featuring strawberries in every facet of our meal we started the next morning with a leisurely stroll along the Santa Cruz wharf and boardwalk. It is a popular spot for surfing especially while the land-lovers were jogging, cycling, and walking their dogs. I would love to start every day that way!

Santa Cruz

We were then shuttled off to a multi-generational strawberry farm run by Rod Koda and his wife Gwen. Rod and one of his daughters showed us around their 27 acre farm where they grow both conventional and organic strawberries.

California strawberry farmers are among the most progressive and environmentally conscious in the state and have invested over $13 million in research and sustainable farming practice to reduce pesticide use and environmental impacts. I was also surprised to learn that 1.7 BILLION pounds of strawberries are produced in California every year! There are also no GMOs.

CA Strawberry Farmer Rod Koda

Then I had the best lunch of my life. Catered by The Lobos Truck we enjoyed way too much food for me to go into detail here so these were a few of my favorites:

Strawberry Italian soda with rosemary syrup–sweet bubbly & reminiscent of summer:

Strawberry Italian soda with rosemary syrup–sweet bubbly & reminiscent of summer

Fresh herbs and farmers cheese stuffed strawberries rolled in pecan bacon dust (BACON DUST people!!):

Fresh herbs and farmers cheese stuffed strawberries rolled in pecan bacon dust

Peanut butter, strawberry jam, and bacon Kobe slider served on brioche with waffle fries and strawberry ketchup (recipe follows):

Strawberry Ketchup served on a burger loaded with bacon and crunchy peanut butter

Strawberry Shortcake Jam Jar and Salted Caramel Bacon Strawberry Brownies:

Strawberry Shortcake Jam Jar and Salted Caramel Bacon Strawberry Brownies

Are you sensing a strawberry and bacon theme?! I. Can’t. Even. On that note I have a special recipe coming later this week! Until then- ohmygoodness Sweet and Savory Strawberry Ketchup. You must try it! (Recipe courtesy of Jasmine Wolf of The Lobos Truck). 

Strawberry Ketchup Recipe

Sweet and Savory Strawberry Ketchup

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Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Your taste buds will thank you for making this sweet and savory Strawberry Ketchup!

Ingredients:

2 cups of your favorite ketchup
2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped & roasted in 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes
1/4 cup strawberry jam

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, mix ketchup, roasted strawberries & jam until smooth.
  2. For thinner consistency add a little strawberry nectar/juice.

Notes:

  • Delicious served on a burger topped with bacon and crunchy peanut butter
  • Perfect for dipping crispy seasoned waffle fries

Recipe printed with permission from The Lobos Truck 

A huge thank you to the California Strawberry Commission for hosting this farm tour. We all had a blast!

CA Strawberry Farm Tour Bloggers

Garlic Girl, Sweet Treats and More, Oh Sweet Basil, In Katrina’s Kitchen, Cookin’ Canuck, Dessert First, Snixy Kitchen, Caroline Kaufman, Hungry Food Love, Cookies and Clogs, This Mama Can Cook. {{Rod Koda and his daughter}}

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This trip and post were sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission. All opinions are my own. Photos not watermarked by In Katrina’s Kitchen were provided by our event photographer Robert Durell Photography, and used with permission. 

 

 

- Katrina

8 Responses to “Strawberry Ketchup {CA Strawberries Farm Tour}”

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 4, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I remember that strawberry ketchup well!!!!! So glad you had fun friend!

    • Katrina Bahl — August 22nd, 2014 @ 10:17 am

      It was fun! I hope our travel/press trips coincide again soon. Miss you!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — August 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I may or may not be shedding a tear that that burger and brownie are not in front of me right now. But at least I can have this strawberry ketchup that sounds oh so tasty!

    • Katrina Bahl — August 22nd, 2014 @ 10:16 am

      Ha! I loved this comment so much. Well just know that I probably ate enough for both of us on that trip!

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    Michele @ Alwayzbakin — August 5, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Love all of the pictures. The strawberries look gorgeous! That strawberry ketchup recipe sounds SO good!

    • Katrina Bahl — August 22nd, 2014 @ 10:15 am

      It was such a fun weekend! I had about 10 more pictures I could have included lol CA is one pretty state that’s for sure!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 10, 2014 at 1:55 am

    What?! Strawberry ketchup. I love this!!

    • Katrina Bahl — August 22nd, 2014 @ 10:10 am

      It was pretty amazing. I hope you try it!

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