Many recipes only use 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Often the rest of the pasta, after opening the jar, stands in the refrigerator for a long time and waits for the time when it is needed again.
Many recipes only use 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Often the rest of the pasta, after opening the jar, stands in the refrigerator for a long time and waits for the time when it is needed again. The shelf life of open pasta in the refrigerator is no more than 3 months. Sometimes she does not wait for her time, and the paste has to be thrown away due to the fact that she stood for a long time and mold appeared on her.
Experienced housewives, anticipating that they will need only a small amount of tomato paste, buy it in small packages. And as a result, it is not very economically profitable. It turns out that open tomato paste can be perfectly stored in the freezer and then used as needed. To do this, you just need to freeze the pasta in portions, and then take as many portions as you need for the recipe.
Recipes with tomato paste
To freeze tomato paste, we need a spoon, a kitchen board, a food bag.
Put a food bag on the kitchen board. With a spoon, in portions, lay out the tomato paste from the jar. For one serving, take 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste.
Put the tomato paste directly on the board in the freezer. Leave for a few hours.
After a few hours, it will freeze and portions will easily separate from the package.
Turn the bag out of the board so that the tomato paste is inside the bag. Then tie the bag and send it to the freezer. Take frozen pasta as needed.