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How long does thai curry paste last opened in the fridge?

Just curious :) Thanks.

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  1. I've had mine in the fridge for about 4 months. Like other things, keeping it from cross contamination helps. Clean spoons do wonders for saving condiments.

    1. a looooong time. if it's in a tin, take it out of the tin. if it's in a bag, pop it in zip lock and get the air out. should last a few months.

      1. Good question IndyGirl... I have often wondered if the stuff in my fridge is still ok too! I just got up, went to the fridge, and took a sniff. Seemed ok but then I don't remember what is smelt like when it was freshly opened either. By the way, that was opened well over a year ago!

          1. Well, mine is in a glass jar. It's been a good while, though. I couldn't specify how many months but I'd say at LEAST six.

            I guess I should just sniff it? I am a bit of a food safety nut. I also think that I ahve always used clean spoons,so that shouldn't be an issue.

            Further thoughts? If the verdict is no, I'll have to run to the store. Gr.

            1. You can also store the paste in the freezer.

              1. Forever may not be accurate, but it's got to be close. I had about a 4 oz. plastic container (the paste came in a bag in the container) of Panang curry paste that I would use from time to time. It must have lasted for 5 years.

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                1. re: RIChowderhead

                  awesome. Thanks everyone! Sounds lke seared scallops and red coconut curry is a go :)

                  1. re: RIChowderhead

                    I would open a can for a thai red curry/chicken dish I make for clients. I would put the rest in a small plastic container, and I swear, it would still be fine a year later, after several uses. The recipe calls for a tablespoon of the stuff per recipe.

                  2. If you don't consume it all, you can leave it for your descendants.

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                    1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                      :) again, good to know. Not feeling all that great so my creating will wait until tomorrow, but still good that I don't have to buy more!

                    2. I agree with freezing it. I put it in plastic wrap & roll it up into a skinny log, and then I can just snap off what I need.