You might have made some fried shrimp, or even have made some simple boiled shrimp. You may wonder how to make cocktail sauce. It is very easy to prepare your own homemade sauce, you really don’t need to buy this from the store.
One of my long-standing objectives with CopyKat Recipes is to replace recipes you would normally get out of the home. I really try to make as many things from scratch as I can. I love to make my own taco seasoning. I recently bought some fantastic Texas Gulf Shrimp. I wanted some cocktail sauce to go with it. I wanted to make up a fresh batch of cocktail sauce.
Making homemade cocktail sauce is very easy to do. You only need a few simple ingredients. You will need some ketchup, Chili sauce, prepared horseradish, and some Worcestershire sauce. Some folks ask me what chili sauce is, it is a tomato-based sauce. You can find this in the grocery store right next to the cocktail sauce.
I like to use Chili Sauce in chili, it is great for 5-way chili or even cocktail sauce. It doesn’t add a lot of heat, but what it does add is some sweet, slightly spicy flavor. If you haven’t tried this I would definitely recommend you giving this recipe a try.
If you like you can make this more spicy by adding a bit of horseradish. This is a great way to get a bit more heat. So if you like it a bit hotter be sure to add a little more horseradish.
I hope you enjoy making this homemade cocktail sauce the next time you want to serve cocktail sauce. In the meantime, be sure to check out these other copycat pantry favorites, you can save money by making many common products at home.
How to Make Cocktail Sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup chili sauce
- 2 tablespoon Horseradish
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Allow the flavors to marry for about an hour before serving. This will stay fresh in the refrigerator for about 1 week.