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Kyle

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tomato paste instead of sauce
« on: February 01, 2005, 05:59:22 PM »
can i use tomato paste instead of sauce im out of don peppinos. ill probably through some oregano on the tomato paste if it will work then ill have a better pizza flavor.


Offline canadianbacon

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Re: tomato paste instead of sauce
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2005, 08:27:37 PM »
Guest, Kyle,

One rule.

Anything goes  ;D

If you find the paste a tad on thick side, add a tiny bid of water, or better yet, olive oil. Many pizza places use a base of olive oil
down on the dough first, so..... why not add a bit in and thin it out.

Let's us know how it goes, and take a few pix.

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Offline canadave

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Re: tomato paste instead of sauce
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2005, 08:33:07 PM »
Yeah, I think you'd definitely have to water down pure tomato paste somehow.  In its native form it'd be way too thick, wouldn't it?

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Re: tomato paste instead of sauce
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2005, 08:53:21 PM »
yup, what do ya think Dave ? should he do what we do up here in Canada ?

water down that tomato paste with BEER !!

We Canadians are BIG BEER drinkers, ya know and we are crazy also, it must be the cold weather that
has frozen our brains LOL  ;D
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Offline Gils

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Re: tomato paste instead of sauce
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2005, 02:45:13 PM »
Yes I would definately water it down. Paste tends to be a bit more bitter than sauce in it's taste and if not thinned down can exceed the flavor limits.  The thicker it is the more you tend to put on trying to get coverage. Water works well, or oil as stated although becareful that it doesnt take to much oil or again you can kill the flavor. Lots of pizza pubs use a paste base as it tends to be an economical way of buying it in bulk.   

Hope that adds to the help

Mike


 

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