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Old August 6, 2015   #1
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Default Tomato paste vs tomato sauce

Tell me which you prefer and why?


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Old August 6, 2015   #2
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Sauce. Paste always tastes a little bitter to me. Even when I'm using it in a recipe, I can taste it. Gonna make some myself this year, maybe I'll like it better.
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Old August 6, 2015   #3
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Sauce. Paste always tastes a little bitter to me. Even when I'm using it in a recipe, I can taste it. Gonna make some myself this year, maybe I'll like it better.

I have never had paste taste bitter.
I buy the Cento brand.
I prefer paste over sauce.
Why because it takes up less space and is more versatile.
If you want a ketchup to die for start out with tomato paste.

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I think you're talking about apples & oranges here. Tomato sauce & tomato paste are two completely different animals with two completely different uses. Neither one can sub for the other.
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I have never really cared for the flavor of tomato paste. It's hard to describe, maybe "overcooked"? That said, I do keep a tube of Italian "doppio concentrato" in my fridge. It's more convenient than the stupid cans and has a brighter flavor.

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I've never heard of that Adriana. Will have to look for it. I've never cared for the taste of paste...not sure why.
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Default It's called Doppio Concentrato

There are lots of brands. You can find it in Italian delis or gourmet food shops.
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Ditto GardeningCook, different products, different uses.
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We have these tubes of paste in the store.
What brand of paste you buy can make a big deference in the flavor.
If it is processed too hot yes it will taste bad or burned.
You want to reduce it down at a very low temperature, somewhere around 150F.
When you open up a can of paste you can see anything to a dark color to a bright red color.
I get the bright red stuff.
The traditional way of making paste is to spreading reduced (sauce)? out on a flat board and letting it dry in the sun.
The term tomato sauce is a generic term for may types of reduced tomatoes.
I hardly ever buy tomato sauce and by paste, puree, crushed, and chopped tomatoes with no spices added.

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