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ChaCha Tue 16-Aug-05 13:58:15

My recipes says 2kg of peeled chopped tomatoes. I only have tins of chopped tomatoes at the moment.
I have two questions:

1. How many tins is 2kg?
2. When i use the chopped tomatoes do i drain the juice or would the juice be considered like that of the actual tomatoes if i were using them themselves?

Hope this makes sense.

ChaCha Tue 16-Aug-05 13:59:37

I think a can is 400g so x by 5 right? (Triple duh)

Nbg Tue 16-Aug-05 14:00:39

I think 4 tins is 2kg or just a bit under.

I would just throw it all in.

kid Tue 16-Aug-05 14:00:51

I think its 4 tins (IIRC the tins in my cupboard are 454g, but I can't be bothered to go and double check!)
I would drain some of the juice but not all.

Chandra Tue 16-Aug-05 14:02:30

2 kg is aprox 4lbs, each tin should be about 250-300 if you remove the juice.

Does the recipe mentions tinned tomatoes as ingredient? if not, probably without the juice.

Chandra Tue 16-Aug-05 14:04:10

250-300 grams

ChaCha Tue 16-Aug-05 14:15:36

No, recipe doesn't mention the juice. Just 2kg of peeled, chopped tomatoes.
So, should i retain some of the juice, none of the juice or what do you all advise as a final consensus?

I'm making a Moroccan chicken tagine and really don't want to mess up....Thanks all xxx

Chandra Tue 16-Aug-05 14:24:58

To help you calculate the weight, imagine 4Lbs of tomatoes in their original shape and that's what you are aiming for.

ChaCha Tue 16-Aug-05 14:30:40

I'm imagining.....
but to keep the juice or not to keep the juice...that is the question

Cheers xx

moondog Tue 16-Aug-05 14:33:46

Nah,keep the juice.Impossible to balls up a recipe like this. In any case,if it's too thin,you can jusr reduce it at the end by boiling abit.

ChaCha Tue 16-Aug-05 14:34:53

LOL at balls up Thanks Moondog and thanks Chandra and everyone else.

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