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Hi all,

It's been a while, but I had to ask this. How do I turn a small can of
tomato paste into something akin to tomato sauce?

Tomato sauce is the one ingredient for tonight's dinner (Spanish rice)
that I forgot to buy, and it's too darn HOT to go out and buy some, so
I'm going to try & improvise.

I'm assuming I'll add water, S&P, maybe onion powder (if I have some,
which I don't think I do).

Anyone know ratios/other ingredients?

Many thanks to any help,
Kris


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Kris wrote:

Hi all,

It's been a while, but I had to ask this. How do I turn a small can of
tomato paste into something akin to tomato sauce?

Tomato sauce is the one ingredient for tonight's dinner (Spanish rice)
that I forgot to buy, and it's too darn HOT to go out and buy some, so
I'm going to try & improvise.

I'm assuming I'll add water, S&P, maybe onion powder (if I have some,
which I don't think I do).

Anyone know ratios/other ingredients?

Many thanks to any help,
Kris


Spanish rice...

I'd add garlic, onion (fresh cooked would be preferable to powder but
it's not that big of a deal), a smidge of chili powder and some cumin.
Salt and pepper to taste.
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Kris wrote:
Hi all,


It's been a while, but I had to ask this. How do I turn a small can of
tomato paste into something akin to tomato sauce?


Tomato sauce is the one ingredient for tonight's dinner (Spanish rice)
that I forgot to buy, and it's too darn HOT to go out and buy some, so
I'm going to try & improvise.


I'm assuming I'll add water, S&P, maybe onion powder (if I have some,
which I don't think I do).


Anyone know ratios/other ingredients?


Many thanks to any help,
Kris


Spanish rice...

I'd add garlic, onion (fresh cooked would be preferable to powder but
it's not that big of a deal), a smidge of chili powder and some cumin.
Salt and pepper to taste.
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How much water to paste?

I mean, I can easily make a basic tomato pasta sauce, but am not quite
sure how to duplicate a can of tomato sauce! Seems likeit should be so
simple,

Thank you for your suggestions!

Kris

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Kris wrote:
How much water to paste?

I mean, I can easily make a basic tomato pasta sauce, but am not quite
sure how to duplicate a can of tomato sauce! Seems likeit should be so
simple,

Thank you for your suggestions!


If there is a set ratio of wateraste, I don't know what it is. Just
stir water into it bit by bit until you reach the consistency you want.
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wrote:

Hi all,

It's been a while, but I had to ask this. How do I turn a small can of
tomato paste into something akin to tomato sauce?

Tomato sauce is the one ingredient for tonight's dinner (Spanish rice)
that I forgot to buy, and it's too darn HOT to go out and buy some, so
I'm going to try & improvise.

I'm assuming I'll add water, S&P, maybe onion powder (if I have some,
which I don't think I do).

Anyone know ratios/other ingredients?

The basic is 1:1. One can of tomato paste to one can of water... add
more water if you want it thinner. You can substitute wine for water
if your recipe would benefit. You have other ingredients in your
recipe, so use those for flavoring the dish - don't fuss about
flavoring the tomato paste.
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On Jul 8, 4:22?pm, Kris wrote:
Hi all,

It's been a while, but I had to ask this. How do I turn a small can of
tomato paste into something akin to tomato sauce?

Tomato sauce is the one ingredient for tonight's dinner (Spanish rice)
that I forgot to buy, and it's too darn HOT to go out and buy some, so
I'm going to try & improvise.

I'm assuming I'll add water, S&P, maybe onion powder (if I have some,
which I don't think I do).

Anyone know ratios/other ingredients?


Since tomato pastes vary the easist solution is to add flavoring
ingredients and ample water that achieves a consistancy that you
prefer, cook for a short time and then add more liquid or cook to
reduce... the proper result is based soley on *your* personal opinion.

http://www.ams.usda.gov/standards/cntatop.pdf


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On Jul 8, 5:04 pm, Kris wrote:
On Jul 8, 4:34 pm, Omelet wrote:



In article . com,


Kris wrote:
Hi all,


It's been a while, but I had to ask this. How do I turn a small can of
tomato paste into something akin to tomato sauce?


Tomato sauce is the one ingredient for tonight's dinner (Spanish rice)
that I forgot to buy, and it's too darn HOT to go out and buy some, so
I'm going to try & improvise.


I'm assuming I'll add water, S&P, maybe onion powder (if I have some,
which I don't think I do).


Anyone know ratios/other ingredients?


Many thanks to any help,
Kris


Spanish rice...


I'd add garlic, onion (fresh cooked would be preferable to powder but
it's not that big of a deal), a smidge of chili powder and some cumin.
Salt and pepper to taste.
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How much water to paste?

I mean, I can easily make a basic tomato pasta sauce, but am not quite
sure how to duplicate a can of tomato sauce! Seems likeit should be so
simple,


You want " to duplicate a can of tomato sauce." Why? That's bizarre,
almost like trying to make spaghetti and meatballs that are just like
Chef Boyardee..

Thank you for your suggestions!

Kris


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On Jul 8, 10:06 pm, Bobo Bonobo® wrote:
On Jul 8, 5:04 pm, Kris wrote:





On Jul 8, 4:34 pm, Omelet wrote:


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Kris wrote:
Hi all,


It's been a while, but I had to ask this. How do I turn a small can of
tomato paste into something akin to tomato sauce?


Tomato sauce is the one ingredient for tonight's dinner (Spanish rice)
that I forgot to buy, and it's too darn HOT to go out and buy some, so
I'm going to try & improvise.


I'm assuming I'll add water, S&P, maybe onion powder (if I have some,
which I don't think I do).


Anyone know ratios/other ingredients?


Many thanks to any help,
Kris


Spanish rice...


I'd add garlic, onion (fresh cooked would be preferable to powder but
it's not that big of a deal), a smidge of chili powder and some cumin.
Salt and pepper to taste.
--
Peace, Om


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How much water to paste?


I mean, I can easily make a basic tomato pasta sauce, but am not quite
sure how to duplicate a can of tomato sauce! Seems likeit should be so
simple,


You want " to duplicate a can of tomato sauce." Why? That's bizarre,
almost like trying to make spaghetti and meatballs that are just like
Chef Boyardee..



Thank you for your suggestions!


Kris


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Not quite. I want it because it's an INGREDIENT for a recipe. A recipe
I enjoy "as is" so I wanted to find a way to have the ingredient.
Tomato sauce is a staple which is often used, by the way. Not so
freaky, unlike trying to duplicate Chef Boyardee as you suggest.

Why bother replying to the post if you find my request so repellent? I
received helpful advice from other cooks.

Kris

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Kris wrote:
Hi all,

It's been a while, but I had to ask this. How do I turn a small can of
tomato paste into something akin to tomato sauce?

Tomato sauce is the one ingredient for tonight's dinner (Spanish rice)
that I forgot to buy, and it's too darn HOT to go out and buy some, so
I'm going to try & improvise.

I'm assuming I'll add water, S&P, maybe onion powder (if I have some,
which I don't think I do).

Anyone know ratios/other ingredients?

Many thanks to any help,
Kris


You really can't. You can dilute tomato paste and add garlic, herbs and
spices but it won't turn into tomato sauce. Tomato paste is very bland and
there's not much you can do about it.

I've always kept cans of tomato sauce on hand, as well as cans of diced
tomatoes and even whole canned tomatoes, in the event I need to make
something quick. I know this doesn't help you, just saying, next time stock
up.

Jill


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How much water to paste?


Depends on what you like personally.
Just add a little at a time and whisk it until you get the
texture/thickness you want. I personally like it rather thick, but
thinner would work better for a rice dish.


I mean, I can easily make a basic tomato pasta sauce, but am not quite
sure how to duplicate a can of tomato sauce! Seems likeit should be so
simple,

Thank you for your suggestions!

Kris

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Kris wrote:

Not quite. I want it because it's an INGREDIENT for a recipe. A recipe
I enjoy "as is" so I wanted to find a way to have the ingredient.
Tomato sauce is a staple which is often used, by the way. Not so
freaky, unlike trying to duplicate Chef Boyardee as you suggest.

Why bother replying to the post if you find my request so repellent? I
received helpful advice from other cooks.

Kris


And one of the nice things about tomato paste is it's a concentrate so
takes up little pantry space. I really need to stock more of it. :-)

It's fun to learn to work with it.

Diced canned tomato is also handy to have on hand.
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Kris wrote:
Hi all,

It's been a while, but I had to ask this. How do I turn a small can of
tomato paste into something akin to tomato sauce?

Tomato sauce is the one ingredient for tonight's dinner (Spanish rice)
that I forgot to buy, and it's too darn HOT to go out and buy some, so
I'm going to try & improvise.

I'm assuming I'll add water, S&P, maybe onion powder (if I have some,
which I don't think I do).

Anyone know ratios/other ingredients?

Many thanks to any help,
Kris


You really can't. You can dilute tomato paste and add garlic, herbs and
spices but it won't turn into tomato sauce. Tomato paste is very bland and
there's not much you can do about it.

I've always kept cans of tomato sauce on hand, as well as cans of diced
tomatoes and even whole canned tomatoes, in the event I need to make
something quick. I know this doesn't help you, just saying, next time stock
up.

Jill


I respectfully disagree Jill. :-)
Tomato paste can be a good base ingredient for a sauce if you are
willing to play with it. Slightly chunky veggies can go a long way
towards turning it into a sauce. Sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes, (even
from fresh if you blanch and peel), slice rather than diced or minced
onions, fresh herbs or dried herbs, etc.

I liked someone's idea of using wine instead of water to thin it. Stock
would work too.
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I agree Om,

I always have tomato paste & diced tomatoes on hand (should do the
same with sauce, eh?) for cooking.

I remember reading somewhere about canned tomatoes. The article said
that they really are the next best thing to fresh, or even better at
times, especially in the months when tomatoes are pretty gross.

Kris

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I agree Om,

I always have tomato paste & diced tomatoes on hand (should do the
same with sauce, eh?) for cooking.

I remember reading somewhere about canned tomatoes. The article said
that they really are the next best thing to fresh, or even better at
times, especially in the months when tomatoes are pretty gross.

Kris


I've used canned tomatoes on Tacos when they hit $3.00 per lb. here. ;-)

It worked fine:

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Kris wrote:
I always have tomato paste & diced tomatoes on hand (should do the
same with sauce, eh?) for cooking.


If you have those, you already have sauce.

A can of diced tomatoes and 1/3-1/2 can of paste.

Add oregano, marjoram, basil, thyme, rosemary, fennel,
and a little sautee'd onion (done in olive oil).

And garlic. Two cloves. Sliced thin.

If you want, add seared meat. You can also sear the
tomato paste a little just before you add the tomatoes.

Reduce a bit and add a few tbs of cooked-pasta water
to add starch for thickening.

I remember reading somewhere about canned tomatoes. The article said
that they really are the next best thing to fresh, or even better at
times, especially in the months when tomatoes are pretty gross.


Yup. Tomatoes can beautifully.

--Blair


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