Cooking pastes vary from something as simple as a nut paste or butter to a sweet fruit preserve. There are a variety of different pastes – sweet and savory – used in each cuisine. Asian foods are famous for the different kinds of green, yellow, and red curries. You can also find on the menu an array of bean pastes using fermented soybeans, red, broad, and sweet beans.

Some of the most common types of paste found across the world are ginger and garlic. Simple by only having one main ingredient (generally not the sole ingredient as oils can be used as preservatives), but they can hold their own when it comes to impacting flavour.

Adding pastes into your dishes will quickly give you a punch of flavour with hardly any prep work. Buying bulk curry pastes will save you time in creating the curry base. It gives you a reliably consistent starting point that you can build off and tweak to your liking. Chef products include a range of pastes that offer “made from scratch” quality alongside convenience and versatility. They were developed by chefs for chefs to help deliver high quality meals and memorable tastes for customers.

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Tips for using garlic paste in cooking

Garlic is a staple ingredient found in nearly every kitchen. Using garlic paste when cooking will save you time as it eliminates the need to peel and cut individual cloves.

It also makes it easy to instantly add a bit more flavour. For the most part, any recipe that calls for garlic can use garlic paste. Dishes that call for minced, mashed, or pureed garlic are perfect candidates. Think mashed potato, risotto, and salad dressing or dips.

The substitution ratio can vary per paste, so doublecheck the individual packaging. As a general rule of thumb, one teaspoon of paste is equivalent to one clove of garlic.

 

Creating curry sauce in bulk with curry paste

You can find curry in dishes across Asia starting from India and Thailand to Japan to China. Over time, other parts of the world have adopted and adapted curries to add their own touch. When you want a little help creating curry sauce in bulk, grab some curry paste. It will help to quickly build up a base flavour that you can then tweak or adjust based on the dish. You can easily find an assortment of bulk curry pastes from generic green, red and yellow curry to more specific flavours like Panang to Massaman.

Curry is incredibly versatile. It can make a quick and easy stir-fry or create heaps of flavour in marinades and spreads. It can also be used in sauces and soups. No matter how you use it, do yourself a favour and make a bulk batch. Running out of curry can be a disaster and throw the timing off for everything else. Creating a big batch with a paste will allow you to quickly and easily make enough for your customers to enjoy.