Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Cocktail Sauce Recipe

We splurged on New Year’s Eve and had some fresh crab and shrimp.  I mixed up a homemade cocktail sauce recipe for the shrimp, and mixed some with a fair bit of mayonnaise for the crab.  The joy of making your own is that you can adjust the seasonings to make it as spicy or mild as you like.

  • 1 cup ketchup or 1/2 cup ketchup and 1/2 cup chili sauce for a spicier version
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs horseradish sauce
  • 1 Tbs minced onion
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • Tabasco sauce to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.  Chill 30 minutes or so to blend the flavors.

The next day I made crab cakes with the leftover crab and mixed some mayonnaise with the last of the cocktail sauce to top the crab cakes. Delicious!



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