I think we made up for it though:
Okay. So, what do we have here? Okra,
It took several hours and was totally worth it. As expected, it was totally different than store-bought ketchup (not that I have anything against store-bought ketchup--I totally love the stuff); it had dimension and flavors that you don't normally find in ketchup, like fennel, garlic and ginger. YUM.
Our Sunday night meal consisted of grilled hanger steak, roasted okra, and sweet potato fries (we had them in the freezer). Ordinarily we scoff at those who put condiments on steak, but in this case homemade ketchup was a worthy accompaniment. We also had a bottle of 2004 Chateau Gloria St. Julien. All in all, a wonderful meal.
(Yes, that is Chris's "Go Meat" t-shirt. Klassy.)
Grizabella liked the meal too: