When a recipe requires some tomato paste it's usually the equivalent of two table spoons. What to do with what's left? I freeze it in aluminum foil papillottes containing each two table spoons. When I need some tomato paste I just take one papillotte.
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my family loves eggplant parmesan and trying to find a healthy way to prepare it was driving me crazy. but i did figure out a way to enjoy this rich entree but not feel guilty about it. homemade sauce - soy cheese - and broil the eggplant under the broiler. sauce on bottom eggplant and cheese on top
homemade sauce is small can of natural tomato paste, 1/4 cup fruit juice, chopped fresh tomatoes and any other favorite veggies. no cooking just let it sit about an hour in refrigerator - also instead of slice eggplant chop up into chunks.
To prevent mould forming on top of your tomato paste, pour a thin film of oil over the surface of the paste to stop the air reaching the surface. Alternatively, freeze paste in level-tablespoon portions in ice-cube trays. When the paste is frozen, transfer to a bag and seal tightly.
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