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US recipe - tomato puree?

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Bobian123 Sun 05-Jul-15 12:45:10

I'm looking at an American recipe that calls for 2 cups of tomato puree. I'm guessing that we know it as something different over here! Is it what we know as passata? Thanks

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sun 05-Jul-15 12:50:50

You can get tomato purée in the UK. It's a very common ingredient. Usually beside the tinned tomatoes in supermarkets

TheMoa Sun 05-Jul-15 12:53:00

I think they probably do mean passata, if you need 2 cups of the stuff grin.

That's what I'd use anyway.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 05-Jul-15 12:53:28

What is the recipe, because that sounds like a lot of puree

Bobian123 Sun 05-Jul-15 12:53:37

Sorry Gobbolino, I think I might have been a bit unclear. I know of tomato puree over here but I think it might be something different in the states though as 2 cups is absolutely loads! Normally you'd add a tablespoon or so. So I wonder if tomato puree over there is passata over here. Hope that makes sense!

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sun 05-Jul-15 13:00:43

What are you cooking and what are the other measures of ingredients?

Is it an Italian based sauce? They use a lot of TP.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sun 05-Jul-15 13:03:21

But.....thinking about watching The Barefoot Contessa.....I think she calls (what we would call) tomato purée, tomato paste

I think best thing to do is google an American supermarket along with tomato purée and see what comes up

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sun 05-Jul-15 13:06:12

In fact, I had to do it myself rather than fold the washing

This is an American tinned tomato producer and this is what they sell as tomato purée

So I think pasatta would be the closest. Or you could just whizz up a tin of tomatoes.

Bobian123 Sun 05-Jul-15 13:06:18

Oops cross posted! Yes I think it might be passata. Def not going to stick 2 cups of puree into anything grin

Bobian123 Sun 05-Jul-15 13:10:10

Thanks for your help Gobbolino!

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sun 05-Jul-15 13:12:01

No problem. I'll be on stand by for any other googling emergencies rather than the washing!

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