Monday, February 2, 2009

Good to the Last, Um.... Blob

At times in the past, I had opened a can of tomato paste, used the one tablespoons the recipe called for, and wondered, "Now what am I going to do with the rest of the can?" I'd stick in the fridge until I saw gray fuzz peeking out of the can and then dump it. It didn't take this happening too many time, before I got smart. Now, I put a sheet of wax paper on a plate, make little tomato paste blobs on it that are about one tablespoon and freeze it overnight.
In the morning, I peel off the frozen blobs and put them in a labelled freezer bag. When I need some for a recipe, I just take out what I need and defrost it in the microwave. I do this with chipotle pepper in adobo sauce and thai green curry paste as well.

7 comments:

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I went through the same experience. There is nothing worse than finding tomato paste 6 months later. I use ice cube trays but I like your idea of blogs. A lot less clean up.

Betty said...

Great tip! Thanks!

Liz said...

GENUS!

Tammie said...

what a great idea. i must do this.

Vicki said...

You're way smarter than I am :)

shawn said...

OMG... you always were too smart for me! I especially love the Chipotle/Adobo idea!!!

Jen Anderson said...

That's a clever way of doing it. I used to put the blobs in an ice cube tray until they got all dried out and yucky. See if you can find tomato paste in a tube--so convenient!

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