6 Ways to Use Ketchup

Ketchup is traditional with burgers and fries, but home cooks and super star chefs alike have created clever methods to leverage its sweet and tasty flavor. Here are 6 ways to cook with catsup, from timeless stir-fry sauce to Jacques Pépin’s glaze for chicken livers.

Glazes
Combine catsup with red wine vinegar, curry powder, and honey mustard to dress grilled salmon. Or be like Jacques Pépin and mix it with balsamic vinegar to make a super-fast glaze for seared chicken livers.
Mama Chang's Stir-Fried Shrimp and Scallions
Barbecue sauce
To make it sweet and spicy, add chipotle in adobo and maple syrup. Or mix equivalent parts ketchup and peach jam with simply a touch of lemon juice to make a sticky and irresistible sauce for ribs. Make pulled pork fascinating with this combination of catsup, cola, apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper hot sauce, molasses, and more.
Stir-fries
Use catsup to make a sweet-and-sour stir-fry sauce, as in this recipe from Boston chef Joanne Chang, this chile shrimp from sommelier Rajat Parr, or Andrew Zimmern’s performance of a meal he was enthralled with at a Thai coffee shop in Penang on his first visit to Malaysia.
Meatloaf
Go for a standard homestyle meatloaf, like this one with grated cheese or this one with a couple pieces of bacon inside.
White fish
Ketchup is the mystery ingredient in the complexly flavored sauce for chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s superb cod and vegetable meal.
Shrimp mixed drink
Mix in some Worcestershire, Cajun spices, and lemon for a Bloody Mary– motivated cocktail sauce for shrimp.

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