Simple Cocktail Sauce
August 14, 2012
approximately 3 cups
What You'll Need
prepared horseradish, more or less to taste
juice of one lemon
fresh ground black pepper
This sauce is better if made the day before and everything gets to meld and grow strong.
Combine everything in a bowl and mix it well.
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September 10, 2012
@irishchef But the Heinz Chili Sauce adds a real depth of flavor to this sauce. Sriracha is a little to garlicky for my taste in this dish.
September 8, 2012
I have been doing this same ingredient cocktail sauce for years except I also add some hot sauce tomitmas well. This a simple recipe. Why buy store bought when this is so easy?
August 21, 2012
I love the idea of adding lemon juice. One more ingredient, which we believe makes a positive, spicy difference is a squirt or two of sriracha sauce. We often throw together a tiny impromptu bowl of cocktail sauce - 24 oz would leave us with the need to store yet another jar in our already crowded refrigerator! It is so quick to mix up, that having it on hand already prepared wouldn't save us all that much time.
August 15, 2012
Half ketchup & half chili sauce will help the sauce not to thicken as fast when it is refrigerated. Surprisingly chili sauce (Heinz) doesn't add any heat to it.