What's the Best Way to Use Up Leftover Sauces from Takeout?

What's the Best Way to Use Up Leftover Sauces from Takeout?

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Kelli Foster
Nov 3, 2015
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Q: When I order takeout, I always end up with little plastic containers of leftover sauce — sweet dumpling sauce, vinegar-y spring roll sauce, hot Szechuan pepper sauce. I hate tossing these in the garbage. Any ideas for how to cook with them?

Stir-fry is an obvious option, but what about others? Maybe tossing with potatoes or veggies and roasting? I need some inspiration!

Sent by Juanita

Editor: As you mentioned, a stir-fry is always an excellent idea. I think these sauces would also make a really flavorful marinade for meat.

Kitchn readers, what are your best ideas for ways to use these leftover sauces?

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