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Homemade Cocktail Sauce

July 11, 2020  Izza Imran Avatar
Homemade Cocktail Sauce

Ingredients

ketchup2 cups
Worcestershire sauce2 tbsp.
lemon juice1 tbsp.
horseradish1 tbsp.

You are picky for cocktail sauce and the bottled stuff does not fully fill what you need? No worries you can make your own cocktail sauce at home a lot better than the bottled one you buy so expensive from stores. This cocktail recipe will be your new favourite from now on. You need to give this a try with oysters or shrimps to savour.

Ingredients

All you need is:

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. horseradish

Take a mixing bowl, mix everything together, and refrigerate. Your cocktail sauce is all ready to serve.

FAQs

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What is a cocktail sauce made of?

The standard ingredients (in roughly decreasing proportion) are ketchup, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. A soufflé cup is usually set in the middle of the platter of oysters along with a cocktail fork and a lemon slice.


What does cocktail sauce taste like?

The difference in flavour from a bottled cocktail sauce and the fresh variety cannot be stressed enough. The bottled variety is like slightly spicy ketchup with chunks.

Why do they call it the cocktail sauce?

The origins of the name are unclear and it is variously credited to a 1980s dive team cook working at the site of the Tudor ship, the Mary Rose, and Fanny Cradock. However, the term first appeared in the 1920s as a term for a garnish of shrimp and was in use for the cocktail sauce by at least 1963.

What can you put cocktail sauce on?

Along with the classic shrimp cocktail, the cocktail sauce is often served with other shellfish and seafood including crab, oyster, and even salmon. If you want to temper the flavours of it to make a glaze or a dipping sauce add some mayonnaise and serve it with fried mushrooms, or calamari.

Is cocktail shrimp alcoholic?

All shrimp cocktail is non-alcoholic. “Cocktail” used in the sense of shrimp cocktail means only that it’s served on the edge of a cocktail glass, with crushed ice in the glass and cocktail sauce in a cup on top. Cocktail sauce is just ketchup with horseradish mixed in to give it a zing. No alcohol there, either.

Servings

5

Calories in serving

44

Prep

5 min

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