I had a friend over for drinks and food after work the other day. I love that she’s always up for trying my food experiments! She’s also a great person to bounce ideas off of, so we were brainstorming different types of recipes I could post.
We decided to make a batch (or two) of steamed shrimp because I have about 6 pounds of shrimp in my freezer that I inherited from a friend who is moving across the country and needed to clean out her deep freezer. And let’s be serious, we can put away some shrimp! The first pound was gone pretty quickly.
I realized I didn’t have any cocktail sauce or horseradish, so the science experiment began. Originally I wanted to make the sauce for Ina Garten’s roasted shrimp cocktail, but I didn’t have any horseradish – hence the experiment.
I was very pleased with how this turned out! At first it tasted a little too barbecue-y, but that was quickly solved by more lemon juice.
No Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 2 dashes Tabasco
- ¾ tsp lemon juice
- Using a small spatula, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until serving.
Thank you so much for this alternative cocktail sauce!! Hubby only likes cocktail sauce with his shrimp and we didn’t have it or horseradish. He said it’s pretty darn close!!
I’m so glad he liked it!
Made this in a pinch – abd my family loved it! Was just the right amount of kick without messing with sensitive stomachs.
Thawed the shrimp. Cleaned the shrimp. Patted the shrimp dry because I hate it damp. Weighed the shrimp because I’m on a program that requires me to make sure I have a enough protein daily. Looked in the fridge and no cocktail sauce. No problem. I’ll make some like I always do. No horseradish! Googled for a recipe without horseradish and found this one.
So quick and tasty. I think it will be a staple from now on!
Glad you like the sauce! I concocted this recipe when I was in a similar dilemma. 😁
Dang! This is awesome! I usually am a little iffy when it comes to cocktail sauce in general but love trying new things and this is super tasty, Thankyou!
We totally digged your sauce. I mean dipped your sauce. 😉 Thank you! New go to recipe. Why pay $5 for 2-3 oz jar of the pre-made stuff when you can have this one for pennies.
I was in the same situation, but with some thawed cooked shrimp. No horseradish available so I made this recipe exactly and it saved the day. Nice spice to it too 😋