Cleaning out the Fridge: Duck Sauce Packets

How many times have you ordered Chinese food and ended up with a ton of extra soy sauce and duck sauce packets?  If you’re like me, you feel bad throwing them away, but then they end up sitting in the fridge for a month, until you get Chinese again and add to the pile!  Well, here are a few ideas to help use up that back stock!

– Toss dried cranberries, golden raisins, and finely chopped red onion with duck sauce.  Season with salt, then spoon over a block of cream cheese.  Serve with crackers.

– Use duck sauce to baste burgers on the BBQ

–  Glaze ham steaks or pork roasts.  On pork, the darker the glaze gets, the better. 

–  Dress shredded broccoli stalks and red cabbage with duck sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil and top with toasted sesame seeds.

– Whisk with rice wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, ginger and sesame oil and toss with napa cabbage for a light cole slaw to top shredded BBQ pork sandwiches.

–  Mix with yogurt and curry powder or with lime juice and soy sauce to make two different dips.

–  Spread sourdough bread with duck sauce and stack with muenster cheese, avocado and turkey.  Pan-fry in butter for a fancy grilled cheese.

–  Mix with sour cream to pour over fresh fruit.

Hope these ideas help give you more room in the fridge!  At least until the next Chinese night!

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