Arnie Muller's Sheba Sauce

Sheba Sauce / Kate Martens (p)

 Jackie Cameron
Arnie is sharing his family’s Sheba Sauce recipe which is a delicious tomato-based relish. It has been a favourite for as long as he can remember, and can be served with meat or eggs or even as a tantalising spread on a sandwich. Arnie believed it was invented by his gran or his mother, but he later learned that it was begged off a family friend who could not - or would not - disclose its origin.
— Jackie Cameron

Ingredients:

  • 4kg Tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1kg Onions, chopped
  • 2 T Oryx fine salt
  • 3 cups White Sugar
  • 500ml Vinegar
  • 3 T Cornflour
  • 1 ½ T curry Powder
  • 2 T Mustard Powder

Method:

  1. Add Salt to tomatoes and start cooking in a heavy based pot until soft. Remove any extra water and foam while this is cooking.
  2. Then add the onion, sugar and vinegar. Boil for approximately 20 minutes. Make a paste with the cornflour, mustard, curry powder and a little water. Add this to the tomato mix and cook for another 15 minutes. Place into a hot sterilised container or bottle and tightly seal until use.