One of the great things about home cooking is that — even if you make breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day — you still get to learn something new. This happened to me today as I was researching the best ways to use and store tomato paste.
As regular readers of my blog know, one thing that I consistently do here is lookup and answer your top questions about cooking. One of this questions is, “Does tomato paste in tubes go bad?”
An opened can of tomato paste will go bad in 5 days when stored the fridge. A tube of tomato paste, on the other hand, will last for 7-8 weeks (as long as you’ve screwed the cap on tightly).
Tomato paste can also be frozen, in a pretty smart way, so that you can store it for as much as 6 months in the freezer — and use up just the right amount whenever you need it for a recipe.
Continue reading to find out how.