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Dave’s shrimp cocktail sauce

For Sunday appetizers, Dave wanted to serve shrimp cocktails. He had the shrimp and assumed that I’d have cocktail sauce among the dozens upon dozens of bottles and jars of condiments, olives, pickles, sauces, and relishes I have in that fridge!

He was wrong. I told him he could easily make his own cocktail sauce, just go online and find a recipe.

He did, and then he zipped it up and called it his own!

The secret ingredient? Heinz chili sauce. Instead of all ketchup, like you’ll find in most cocktail sauce recipes, it was an equal combination of each.

chili sauce

Attaboy! I’ve trained my family well.

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Dave’s Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Heinz chili sauce
  • Zest and juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1  1/2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Sriracha or Tabasco, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a medium bowl, whisk together the ketchup, chili sauce, lemon zest and juice, horseradish, and Worcestershire sauce.

Add the hot sauce and pepper to your taste.

Makes about 1  1/2 cups


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1 Pat Hopkins { 03.23.15 at 8:55 AM }

I can’t believe you didn’t have cocktail sauce! Something I do have in my frig that you didn’t–unbelievable! Love, Mom

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