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Oaxaca - mole paste storage?

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gordon wing Oct 29, 2011 04:53 PM

I recently brought some mole paste home from Oaxaca ........ will not be using it all soon. Should I freeze it for longer term storage ( 2-3 months ) or is it OK in the fridge ? TIA

  1. DiningDiva Oct 29, 2011 05:10 PM

    Either is fine, I've even left it on a pantry shelf with no ill effects...to me or the mole paste

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      gordon wing Oct 29, 2011 06:19 PM

      Thank you ...... considering it sits out in the market I sort of thought it would be OK in the fridge for quite awhile.

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        DiningDiva Oct 29, 2011 08:36 PM

        It should be. I had some mole negro paste that got shoved to the back of the fridge where it languished for months, possibly even a year or more. When I reconsituted it , it was just fine.

      2. re: DiningDiva
        Anonimo Nov 1, 2011 07:40 AM

        I too often have bought mole paste and stored it on a shelf, only to use it rarely or never. But that's just me, amigos; I'm too lazy to make something of which I'm only marginally fond. But I've never had it go bad.

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          DiningDiva Nov 1, 2011 08:37 AM

          I, too, have had mole paste languish on the shelf but not because I don't like it ;-). More like out of sight, out of mind...until I move something and find the little bag.

          But I think one of the keys to getting a mole paste you'll actually use is asking for "una prueba". I've never yet had a marekt vendor refuse a request for a little taste. You can get a good idea about the overall flavor profile and whether you think you'll like it or not. Too bitter? Too sweet? Too spicy? keep on moving to the next vendor. Mole pastes are not all created equal

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