Sunday, December 9, 2007

cocktail sauce, with a side of shrimp

having a craving for shrimp cocktail got me to thinking, why buy nice shrimp and then serve it with crummy jarred cocktail sauce? so i mixed up a batch of my own. i like the extra heat of a lot of horseradish and the lime goes above and beyond the average lemon in standard recipes.

cocktail sauce

1 cup chili sauce
juice of 1 lime
3 tbs horseradish
1 tbs finely chopped cilantro

mix ingredients and refrigerate. serve with shrimp. congratulate yourself on not succumbing to the lure of jarred cocktail sauce.


Emiline said...

That is a very good point. Why have jarred cocktail sauce with good shrimp? I'm guilty of this.

Making your own is so easy, there's no reason not to do it. I like the extra spiciness you added with the chili sauce and extra horseradish.

SRH said...

Great! Now I'm hungry for shrimp. Thanks a bunch :P

Tamara said...

Now I know what I can do with the homemade horseradish I get at Christmastime from my dad.

Ashley V. Routson said...

Terrible thing happened on Christmas. My dad got some really nice shrimp, but some really crappy cocktail sauce. I ended up passing on the shrimp after eating one in the dreaded jarred concoction.

If only I had your recipe...