Replacing tomato paste to make fresh red pasta
Saluti- I am getting ready to make your 'red' pasta for a Christmas gift.
I've already made the green, and am making the little farfalle, to present three colours of Christmas and Italy.
I have no 'blended' tomato paste, but do have a tube of Mutti double concentrated tomato paste. Your advice?
I need to 'make do', as I am in a rural area, with no Italian markets anywhere near (alas!). I look forward to your response, and for now, will go make the little butterflies, and perhaps some little ears as well...they look very fun to make.
Thanks and ciao,
Hi Roxy - hope I'm not too late to help here.
You could use your intense tomato paste yes (I'd try using one teaspoon of paste per 2-person serving).
Alternatively, you could use a couple of 'plum' tomatoes (i.e. from a can), then blend these and use that juice instead.
Do let me know how you get on (even if you already made it), just by adding a comment below if you like, and have a great 2011!