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Life Made Easy: Tasty Ways to Use Up Condiments


You know the scene: a fridge full of condiments that you just can't seem to use up. You don't really want to toss them out but what else could you use them for? We share our favourite ways to make the most of common sauces, dips, and dressings — you'll be surprised how much flavour it adds to your everyday cooking!


1. Mayonnaise

The great thing about mayonnaise is that you can usually get them in jumbo jars, but they always seem to find a way to overstay their welcome. Here's a tip: Use them in more than just sandwiches!

Recipe: Extra-Crispy Chicken Wings

  1. In a bowl of a half-pound of uncooked chicken wings, add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.
  2. Add a combination of your favourite spices (we recommend1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt).
  3. Mix everything together.
  4. Transfer wings to a baking tray, and bake in oven at 375-400 F for 50 minutes.

2.  Ketchup, Mustard and Relish

The holy trinity of burger condiments are always a must-have, so here's a new way to use all three of these classic condiments. Trust us, it'll be a hit at your next barbecue!

Recipe: Sweet and Tangy Ultimate Burger Glaze

  1. In a bowl, mix equal parts of ketchup, mustard, and relish.
  2. When your burger is almost done, brush the combination all over the patty.
  3. Grill for a few seconds until caramelized, on both sides.
  4. Transfer burger to bun.

3. BBQ Sauce

It's easy to assume that BBQ sauces are meant to last forever, especially when they come in such monster jars. But there are more ways to use them up than just on meats. In fact, they're a great way to spice up boring carbs, like rice.

Recipe: Smokey Seasoned Rice

  1. Stir water into a sauce pot on a stovetop
  2. Add a scoop of rice and a squeeze of BBQ sauce as the rice cooks.
  3. Serve with chicken breast or roasted veggies.

4. Shrimp Sauce

One of the main seasonings in shrimp sauce is horseradish, giving it a nice tangy zip, but it's no longer just for shrimp! You can use it in a vinagrette to make a nice summer vinagrette for a hearty chopped salad.

  1. Whisk 1 tablespoon of shrimp sauce with 1/4 cup olive oil, salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon.
  2. Pour onto chopped salad.


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