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Mar 21, 2010 02:48 PM

recipes for using up mediocre marmalade?

i bought a jar of orange marmalade and it's subpar at best. my request of course goes against the principle of "start with the best ingredients", but i hate the thought of pitching it...any suggestions for how to use it up? i'm looking for vegetarian recipes (savory or sweet are welcomed). thanks in advance!

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  1. Imagine it's made with cow gelatin, then you can safely pitch it in the trash.

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    1. I make a great glaze for savory dishes by adding grated ginger, minced garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil.

      You could brush it on firm tofu after grilling. I like it on chicken.

      1. you could make red-eye gravy for grits. if you're not into ham put a tablespoon of the fat of your choice in a small pan. melt/heat it. add a cup of strong coffee and a dollop of your marmalade and heat through.

        sandwich cookies with vanilla wafers?

        1. Use it:
          - to sweeten sorbet, ice cream, or smoothies.
          - in a citrus vinaigrette.
          - to sweeten homemade fruit jello.

          1. Thanks for these great ideas! I have a large jar of it, so I might split it between using it as a tofu glaze as well as mixing it into a vinaigrette. Will report back!

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            1. re: kermit

              Oh dear! Never buy large of an unknown item! But I guess you figured that out by now, in addition to what others suggested...if you make muffins, half fill the muffin cup, add a good dollop of that stuff and then add more muffin mix.

              Honestly I grew up in the restaurant business and priced out alot of costs. It ALWAYS comes out cheaper to chuck a bad purchase like this then to "use it up".