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Old 11-22-2007, 04:43 AM   #1
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Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

Have a bunch of shrimp to serve as apps.

Usually make either a traditional catsup based - horseradish dish. Or a Marie Rose sauce.

Was wondering if anyone had some different ideas.

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Old 11-22-2007, 07:11 AM   #2
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My basic seafood dressing is all done to taste so quantities are a bit squiffy but:

to a couple of tablespoons of mayo, add

enough tomato ketchup (sauce here) to get the colour you want plus a bit of tang
a very good dash of Worcestershire sauce
a decent pinch of mustard powder
and salt and pepper

It isn't as spicy as Nigella Lawson's but it is a bit more piquant than hers as well. (She pretty much only has tomato sauce and tobasco in it from memory.)
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:07 AM   #3
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We like this cocktail sauce here in NC.
8 - 10 tablespoons ketchup
1 - 2 tablespoons ground horseradish
a generous splash of a good worcestershire sauce. (we use Lea & Perrins)
give it a taste. I generally prefer more horseradish but Mrs Hoot thinks that is enough.
This should give you a good start.
I do like the idea of a pinch of ground mustard.
I will have to try that.
Good Luck!
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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This is good....

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We like this cocktail sauce here in NC.
8 - 10 tablespoons ketchup
1 - 2 tablespoons ground horseradish
a generous splash of a good worcestershire sauce. (we use Lea & Perrins)
give it a taste. I generally prefer more horseradish but Mrs Hoot thinks that is enough.
This should give you a good start.
I do like the idea of a pinch of ground mustard.
I will have to try that.
Good Luck!
.... I like to use Hienz Chili Sauce instead of catsup. Maybe a splash of lemon or lime juice and a couple drops of hot sauce. Didja know if you add mayo to chili sauce, you make a pretty good thousand island dressing?
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:55 AM   #5
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How about Uncle Bob's "Green" Remoulade?

Green remoulade

Or - guacamole.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:57 AM   #6
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How about some pesto based sauce? I bet that would be yummy.
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Old 11-22-2007, 02:03 PM   #7
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We like this cocktail sauce here in NC.
8 - 10 tablespoons ketchup
1 - 2 tablespoons ground horseradish
a generous splash of a good worcestershire sauce. (we use Lea & Perrins)
give it a taste. I generally prefer more horseradish but Mrs Hoot thinks that is enough.
This should give you a good start.
I do like the idea of a pinch of ground mustard.
I will have to try that.
Good Luck!
We use a homemade hot pepper vinegar rather than the worcestershire sauce. And a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice.

We make this usually for our annual day-after-christmas steamed oysters... we can go through a couple of bushels in an afternoon!
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