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What can I use tomato puree for?

What can I use tomato puree for?

Equal parts tomato paste and water! This makes a flavor and texture almost exactly like tomato puree. In fact, that’s what’s in most cans of tomato puree anyway. For ½ cup tomato puree, substitute ¼ cup tomato paste + ¼ cup water.

Can you use tomato puree as sauce?

-Replace the tomato sauce in your recipe with an equal amount of tomato puree. It’s only slightly thicker than tomato sauce, so the difference will be nearly undetectable.

What do you use puree for?

Puree (say “pyuh-RAY”) is a way to change the texture of solid food so that it is smooth with no lumps and has a texture like pudding. You can puree food in a blender or food processor. Pureed foods are important if you have trouble chewing or swallowing.

Why should you cook tomato puree?

“When you caramelize tomato paste you’re concentrating the natural sugars in the paste,” says Senior Food Editor Anna Stockwell. The browning reaction will also amp up other complex flavors in the paste: tomato paste is full of glutamates, which naturally enhance a dish’s umami, or savory quality.

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