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Old 09-11-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
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Wasting Tomato Paste & Anchovies.

I hate to waste good food, but sometimes there doesn't seem to be a choice. In the past couple of days, I'm made one recipe that called for 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, and another that called for 3 anchovies. I ended up throwing away most of a can of tomato paste (which cost only 10 cents I think) and 2/3 of a can of anchovies filets. In the past I've tried tubes of tomato paste and anchovies paste, but they weren't very good and didn't keep too long.

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Old 09-11-2006, 07:03 PM   #2
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Not sure about the anchovy paste, but you can put the tomato paste in a baggie and freeze it.
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darn alix you're quick !! i was just going to say that exact same thing !!
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:09 PM   #4
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Man, you guys are quick! Thanks for the idea. Of course, at 10 cents a can, the stupid freezer bags would cost more than the tomato paste! Maybe squares of Saran would work.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:18 PM   #5
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I freeze anchovies all the time. However, I prefer to buy the ones in the little glass jar that are covered in olive oil. You can pull out what you need, and the rest seem to last forever in the fridge.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:20 PM   #6
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You can use anchovy paste which will keep.
Put dollops of tomato paste on plastic wrap and freeze. Then use what you want/need. Tomato paste is also available in tubes, but freezing is more economical.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:23 PM   #7
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"Put dollops of tomato paste on plastic wrap and freeze."

That's what I do. Works great, it thaws in minutes. As for anchovies, I have a jar of it in the fridge, but also a tube of paste.
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I've never seen anchovies in jars. I'll check at the fancy food store. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:29 PM   #9
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I get mine just across from the deli counter in the refriderated section. With the fresh pasta, and bags of fresh pizza dough.
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Old 09-11-2006, 07:41 PM   #10
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late again.... tomato paste in freezer, anchovies under new extra virgin olive oil in a jar
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