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 tast
- 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!