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    favorite cocktail sauce

    does anyone have a favorite homemade cocktail sauce to use with shrimp?

    thanks
    K

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    Yep. Is there a recipe? Nope. Instructions? I'll try.

    Start with some finely chopped white or yellow onion -- I use about 1/4 cup for sauce for 1-2 lbs of shrimp, depending on how heavy a dipper you are. Probably about a cup and a half of ketchup -- Heinz 57. Add a squeeze of lemon juice, a shake or two of Worchestershire sauce and the grated horseradish to taste (I may use half a bottle of prepared horseradish depending on the jar). You can taste test on a saltine or captain's wafer cracker.

    If you buy prepared horseradish, use the type that has nothing more than a little water or vinegar added (maybe a little salt -- but no cream, sweetener or anything like that).

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    I've never made it from scratch, so thanks for asking the ? Kathy.
    I'm pretty certain I've never tasted homemade so I'm going to try Beths easy instructions.

    We like it really strong. I like the TJ's brand best, although sometimes I even add some horseradish to kick it up a bit.

    Ellyn

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    I just use ketchup, horseradish to your liking (just keep tasting, til the heat is just right) and a splash of fresh lemon juice.

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    Don't forget to add a few drops of tabasco sauce if you like it hot.

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    1 Cup Ketchup
    1-2 Tbsp. Horseradish (taste as you go along)
    Several squirts Tabasco sauce
    Juice of half lemon
    "There's no food in your food!!" Joan Cusack to John Cusack in "Say Anything."

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    For a twist, try lime in place of lemon in any of the above recipes!

    Robyn

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