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Basic Cocktail Sauce

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serves/makes:   4


recipe id: 12458

Basic Cocktail Sauce Recipe
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6 tablespoons tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons horseradish
4 tablespoons lemon juice
celery salt to taste
Tabasco sauce


Shake all ingredients until well mixed. Add celery salt and tabasco sauce to your taste. Chill and serve.


31 calories, 0 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrates, 1 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in fat.
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OMG! Just looked this up when we realized we hadn't bought more cocktail sauce from the store...absolutely delicious!

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MacGyver'ed cocktail sauce

Brought some tasty Dungeness crab to work for lunch and forgot cocktail sauce, so I took three packs of ketchup one pack of horseradish a little Tabasco and finally sprinkled some lemon Crystal light and mixed together turned out great, special thank you to the canteen lady for providing the packets.

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this was a great basic recipe for me. i had no Tabasco sauce but use some chili powder and vinegar instead. also added some garlic and steak sauce. i like my cocktail sauce spicy. worked great. was very impressed.

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I have been making my own sauce for years. Nothing store bought any more. I do add more horseradish for extra zip. Family expects this everytime we entertain.

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Just more proof that keeping it simple is the best way to go. This is a great sauce on its own, but can accommodate variations, too. This recipe tastes like the best quality sauces you would find in markets, but has better depth and finish, and compliments the food. Nicely.

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loved it with tempura calamari!

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This was so easy and good, I'll never buy cocktail sauce again! I added a dash of A-1 to give it a little richer flavor, and it turned out very fresh and tangy.

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So easy, and we had everything we needed on hand already. We had to add a little extra ketchup to thicken it...the lemon juice made it a little runny.

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Jan 19, 2009

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This is the perfect cocktail sauce recipe! Easy to make and tastes great!

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Aug 29, 2008

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This was a great sauce, especially in pinch! I had to make this for my mom because there wasn't any casoctail sauce at the store. However, I on;y used 2 tablespoons of of Lemon Juice and added 1 teaspoon of Lea and Perrins instead of tabasco sauce. It tasted great! :P

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