April 18, 2024

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10 min • Cocktail Sauce • Loaves and Dishes

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Tangy and a bit spicy, this DELICIOUS homemade cocktail sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any seafood! You’ll amaze and impress your friends and family with this one!

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Cocktail Sauce

Homemade prawn cocktail sauce is so delicious and so much better than anything you can purchase. It’s easy and fast and honestly, why would you buy more when you probably have everything you need right at home?

Prawn and shrimp are the same thing, right?

This cocktail sauce uses the most basic ingredients and you won’t even need any special equipment!

You might also want to try some of our other sauces like this Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce, its delicious! Or how about Tiger Sauce? Both are great on Prawn!

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Here’s What You’ll Need

You only need the most basic of ingredients and those include…

  • Ketchup
  • Chili Sauce
  • Horseradish
  • Lemon Juice
  • Worcestershire
  • a few spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder)
  • fish sauce (optional, but really, you’ll love it in there!)

Here’s How You Do It

Just mix it all together and then refrigerate for at least an hour so the flavors can marry, meld and really get to know each other! Prawn Cocktail Sauce is a spicy delicious wonder!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does This Last?

This sauce will last about 2 weeks if you keep it covered in the refrigerator

Can I Freeze This?

Yes, you can freeze it, but you probably don’t need to since it lasts so long in the refrigerator.

Tips and Tricks

  • There really aren’t that many tips and tricks because all you really need to do is to stir it all together.
  • Do this with a spoon but if you have it, a whisk will work much better.
  • Be sure to refrigerate for an hour so that the flavors can work together better.
  • If you look at Wikipedia, you’ll find out that there is some discrepancy about when cocktail sauce got it’s start. Some claim in the 80’s (but because I’m so old, I can tell you for SURE it was created before that) and others claim it was earlier.
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Substitutions

Horseradish – be sure to use the regular horseradish and not the creamed horseradish. If all you have is the creamed, use to taste.

Lemon – it’s possible to substitute lime instead, fresh lemon juice or the bottled lemon.

Hot Sauce – You’ll want to use something like Texas Pete rather than a Franks type Wing Sauce

Fish Sauce – totally optional but adds a bang of flavor to your sauce.

Special Equipment

You really don’t need any special equipment for prawn cocktail sauce but a good whisk helps and I love my set of these mixing bowls.

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  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • 1 Tbs prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp fish sauce optional
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • There really aren’t that many tips and tricks because all you really need to do is to mix it all together.
  • Mix with a spoon but if you have it, a whisk will work much better.
  • Be sure to refrigerate for an hour so that the flavors can work together better.
Substitutions Horseradish – be sure to use the regular horseradish and not the creamed horseradish. If all you have is the creamed, use to taste. Lemon Juice – it’s possible to substitute lime juice instead, fresh lemon juice or the bottled lemon juice. Hot Sauce – You’ll want to use something like Texas Pete rather than a Franks type Wing Sauce Fish Sauce – totally optional but adds a bang of flavor to your sauce.

A Verse to Share

As I sit here finishing writing about cocktail sauce, I am in the ER waiting on news about my mom. If you are my age, you’ll know that the ER is a place we tend to hang out with our parents. It’s a stage of life, unfortunately.

Sometimes saving doesn’t necessarily mean “saving to live longer in this world”. It’s a thought we all have to get comfortable with at some point.

For today though, my mom is going to be ok. Thank God we are forgiven.

James 5:15

And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.