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Nov 30, 2012 12:27 PM

How do you extract refrigerated oyster sauce from a narrow jar neck?

Seriously. Shouldn't it come in a tube, or something?

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  1. Start practicing on a Heinz bottle.

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    1. re: JungMann

      Also helps if you sing the Carly Simon part out loud.

      1. put the bottle in warm water.

        btw, it does not require refrigeration -- in the future. :)

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        1. re: hotoynoodle

          Funny, I always thought that too, but one time, my unrefrigerated oyster sauce went bad, so now I always refrigerate it. I agree with the earlier poster that suggested a chopstick. That's my method too.

          1. re: 1sweetpea

            I too have had my oyster sauce become rancid. I keep it in the fridge. To pour, I try to remember to pull it out of the fridge when I get the meat out of the freezer so it has time to warm up a bit.

        2. With the cap still on, give it a few really hard downward shakes so the product comes to the top. Then just pour out. When the bottle gets down to the dregs, I add a small dollop of dry sherry to the bottle, recap & give it a good few shakes. Since 9 out of 10 times whatever recipe I'm using it in either calls for or won't be ruined by a small amount of dry sherry - no worries.

          1. Put in in a pan of warm water for a few minutes.