Tomato Passata makes the perfect tomato base for a lot of dishes. It is basically salted, uncooked tomatoes that have been pureed (after being strained of their skins and seeds).

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It differs from tomato paste, tomato puree and tomato sauce in that they have all been cooked and processed to varying degrees.

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I use passata a lot because of its blank canvas versatility. I can build flavours into it to make pasta sauce. I can reduce it to make thicker tomato concoctions such as a sauce for Beef Parmigiana.

The list is endless. 🙂

Dietary Info: Check the labels of a particular brand but home-made it is great for vegetarians and is gluten free.

This particular cooking ingredient is in PK’s Essential Pantry Cupboard Contents.

Enjoy,

PK


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