Whether you dab it on raw or fried oysters, scallops and clams, use it to anchor shrimp cocktails or present it as a dipping sauce for fried fish and crab cakes, nothing lifts the flavor of bite-sized seafood appetizers like a simple cocktail sauce.
There’s no need to go overboard with this recipe. Just a few handy ingredients and about five minutes of prep time are all you’ll need.
- 1/2-cup ketchup
- 3 tbs white horseradish
- dash of garlic salt
- dash of celery salt
- several drops of Tabasco sauce (to taste)
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice.
- 1 or two sprigs of chopped dill or parsley
- In a small serving bowl or ramekin, mix together all ingredients, reserving a little bit of dill or parsley. Stir thoroughly.
- Sprinkle remaining dill or parsley on top of mixture.
- Chill at least 1-hour before serving.
Note: Unlike baking, cooking is not an exact science. Readers are encouraged to adjust and modify these recipes to their own tastes.
By Tom Schlichter
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