What To Do With Leftover Soy Sauce Packets

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What do you do with your extra Soy Sauce packets you get when you order Chinese take-out? Do you throw them away? Do they sit in your pantry or refrigerator for months on end until you either use them or finally toss them?

In this past month, I have made several recipes that needed only a teaspoon or two of soy sauce (one being Raspberry Chicken). The first recipe that I needed just a bit of soy sauce, I went to the fridge to pull out the bottle and realized I didn’t have any left.

The last thing I wanted to do was run to the store for a bottle of soy sauce, especially when it was all of zero degrees outside. So I stood in front of the refrigerator for a minute trying to think of what  I could substitute. Then I remembered we had just had Chinese.

Enter soy sauce packets.

Soy sauce packets have about 2 teaspoons of soy sauce in them, making them perfect for all the recipes that call for just a bit.  They come in handy when you’re in a bind, or maybe soy sauce isn’t a usual staple you have on hand.

So next time you order Chinese, stock up on those soy sauce packets. You never know when they might come to your rescue in the kitchen!

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11 Responses to What To Do With Leftover Soy Sauce Packets

  1. There have been so many times that I wanted to make a meal only to realize that we’re out of soy sauce! Great tip!

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  2. Cathy says:

    Good thinking! I hate having them lie around, but I always feel guilty throwing them away. Thanks for sharing. Your post caught my eye at the ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com party–I had to stop by!

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  3. Cheryl Smith says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. I always feel inundated by all of my sauce packets stashed about, but they do really come in handy! I just used some of our soy sauce packets last night for dinner!

  5. Rebecca says:

    There are several recipes I like that use only a little bit of soy sauce and it certainly would be easier and cheaper to use the packets that tend to lie around in the pantry rather than to buy another jar.

  6. I always save my packets only to throw them away later. I don’t know why I didn’t think of keeping them on hand to cook with! I am always making a special run to the store for soy sauce. Wonderful tip. Stopping by from Wonderful Wednesday party!

  7. Erlene says:

    We always have a bottle of shoyu, but it’s always good to keep these packets around. I usually keep these for my daughter’s bento boxes. She takes these along when she eats sushi.

  8. Amber Neal says:

    what a great tip! thank you for linking up with us this week for MMM link up party! I hope you come back on Monday and link up another great post!

  9. Betty Taylor says:

    Way to plan ahead! Thanks for sharing at the Four Seasons Blog Hop. I will share this!

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