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Jan 17, 2012 01:30 PM

Thai Red Curry Paste - to refrigerate or not?

I just opened a container of it that I bought over the weekend. Do I need to refrigerate it once it is open or is it okay to leave it in the cabinet? I'm thinking that I'll use it periodically, but it is likely to last be hanging around my kitchen for a while so I want to preserve the flavor. Will refrigerating it ruin it?


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  1. I'd look at it like miso paste...and refrigerate it. Should last awhile and should be fine if it is sealed.

    1. I refrigerate it and bring up to room temp before I season or saute with it.

      1. I have always refrigerated this type of product with no adverse effects.

        1. Refrigerate, unless you like the taste of mould.

          1. I buy large amounts, break them down into the amounts I use for a dish, then vacuum seal and freeze, lasts forever. I also buy tomato paste and red chili paste in #10 cans and put them in 1/2 pint and pint mason jars and freeze them too, save alot of $.