July 23, 2008
You probably already do this, but just in case, it's a good tip!
Have you ever noticed that when a recipe calls for tomato paste, it's usually only one or two tablespoons? And that you can't buy it by the tablespoon?
What I do is buy a thing of tomato paste, and then lay out a sheet of plastic wrap. I put the tomato past on in rows by tablespoon and then cut between and wrap them up individually. I store them, individually wrapped, in a plastic container in my freezer. When a recipe calls for it, I take however much I need out and warm it in the microwave for just a few seconds and add it. Very easy! And when I start to run low, I just start over. It's great to add to curries, stews, soups, pasta, gives a nice little "oomph!"