Cocktail Sauce

Cocktail sauce is a chilled dip served with seafood cocktail, such as shrimp. The typical American version is made from ketchup, prepared horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and lemon juice. If you prefer something a little spicier, the ketchup can be swapped out for a tomato-based chili sauce. Marie Rose is another type of cocktail sauce that uses ketchup and mayonnaise—but we like putting a sophisticated spin on this '70s throwback with a bit of brandy and horseradish. Whether you’re looking for a clean and simple cocktail sauce to accompany your shrimp appetizer, or want to try something new, our guide has all the tips and recipes you'll need.

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Green Cocktail Sauce

Food & Wine’s Justin Chapple puts a spin on traditional cocktail sauce, making it with tangy green tomatillos and cilantro, then bumping up the horseradish heat by including a dose of spicy green bottled hot sauce. It’s refreshing and spicy, and supremely tasty with shrimp and oysters. Slideshow: More Cocktail Sauce Recipes
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Cocktail Sauce Recipes

Cocktail sauce is a kind of chilled dipping sauce served alongside seafood cocktail, like shrimp. American cocktail sauce is typically made with ketchup, prepared horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and lemon juice. You can swap the ketchup for tomato-based chili sauce if you want something a little spicier. Another type of cocktail sauce is Marie Rose sauce, made from ketchup and mayonnaise—but we like to put sophisticated spin on this ‘70s throwback with a little brandy and horseradish. Here, six riffs on cocktail sauce.
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