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Cocktail Sauce

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Cocktail sauce (also known as Marie Rose sauce) is cold condiment served with seafood, most notably, cocktail shrimp.

In the USA the sauce most often consists of chili sauce or ketchup combined with horseradish, a touch of lemon juice or even Tabasco sauce. Across the pond in Europe, however, the sauce usually consists of a mayonnaise base with tomato sauce added to it and is often used to create sandwich spreads.

Here’s our favorite throw together cocktail sauce. . .

Cocktail Sauce Recipe

You’ll Need:
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Dash of freshly cracked black pepper

Blend Well & Serve with Chilled seafood, such as cocktail shrimp. If you prefer you cocktail sauce to have a little heat to it, add a couple dashes of Tobasco sauce and mix well.


Super Kick Cocktail Sauce

1/2 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

Blend Well & Serve with Chilled seafood, such as cocktail shrimp

Belgian Cocktail Sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons ketchup
1 1/2 teaspoons whisky
2 drops Tabasco
1 pinch fresh ground pepper

Blend Well & Serve with chilled seafood, such as cocktail shrimp

Marie Rose Sauce

In England, Marie Rose is the classic cocktail sauce. With its creamy texture and full flavor, it’s just the thing to add a twist to shrimp cocktail.
You’ll Need:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. ketchup
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. Franks hot sauce
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, ketchup and salt. Taste.
Add any or all of the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and cayenne pepper to suit your taste preferences.
Mix well and chill at least 1 hour prior to serving, to allow the flavors to marry.
To make this into a Keto Marie Rose Sauce, use keto-friendly ketchup.

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2 thoughts on “Cocktail Sauce”

  1. i make this all the time..i also add in lemon pepper and a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce and franks red hot ..i like it great on oysters and shrimp


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