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16-05-2009, 17:41   #1
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tomato passata?

What is it? Need this for a spaghetti bolognese but didn't see any "passata" in the local Tesco among the many tomato based items.
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16-05-2009, 18:00   #2
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/glossary/p.shtml?passata

In many recipes, you can blitz tinned tomato as a substitute.
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16-05-2009, 21:21   #3
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Passata is sieved tomato.
Basically any lumpy bits are removed including seeds.
Lidl have one in a blue 500ml tetrapak carton which I find good.
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Passata is sieved tomato.
Basically any lumpy bits are removed including seeds.
Lidl have one in a blue 500ml tetrapak carton which I find good.
Yep, found it. Is passata and puree the one and the same?
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16-05-2009, 22:51   #5
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I don't think they are the same.

Puree is concentrated tomato, it comes in a tube or very small can. You might add a table spoon or two to bolognese sauce.
Passata is much runnier and you'd use a lot more of it in your recipe. It is tomato's blitzed in a food processor and sived. some passata's can include herbs also.
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17-05-2009, 19:14   #6
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What is it? Need this for a spaghetti bolognese but didn't see any "passata" in the local Tesco among the many tomato based items.
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Yep, found it. Is passata and puree the one and the same?
No, puree is generally concentrated as mentioned, i.e. water is removed from it. I prefer using thicker pastes on pizza.

My tesco has passata in 2 places, usually it will be with the pasta sauces but also for some reason it is in another unrelated section, along with tins of beans & spaghetti.

I used to drink passata!
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Lidl have one in a blue 500ml tetrapak carton which I find good.
This is one of the best I've found. I think it's in a blue carton?
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