This shrimp cocktail sauce is so easy to make.
You only need 2 basic ingredients and you will be able to use this seafood sauce on your shrimp cocktail or as a dip.
You can season it after you taste – a squeeze of lemon, some black pepper – don’t use salt until you serve the finished dish.
It’s so useful – dollop it onto avocado, salads or use it as a dip with crackers, crudités or potato chips.
If you want to make your own mayonnaise, there is a short video at the bottom of the page – or you can click here to get the recipe to make mayonnaise yourself either the ‘old fashioned’ way by hand or the quick blender method.
So here’s the 2 basic sauce ingredients.
Mayonnaise and tomato puree.
You can of course make your own mayonnaise if you prefer.
For enough sauce for 4 people put 4 tablespoons of mayo and about 1 of puree into a mixing bowl.
You can always add a little more if you need to as this shrimp sauce is so quick to make.
Mix the two together – you can tell when it’s done as the sauce goes a pretty pink colour.
The photo here on the right shows you what it should look like.
After you you’ve tasted it, you might want to squeeze a few drops of lemon juice.
What I normally do is cut a lemon up so people can add it to their own shrimp cocktail.
I also put a sprinkling of paprika on the top of the sauce to give a bit of color and flavour.
If you want to make your own mayonnaise, here’s a very short video showing you how easy it is.
You will need three egg yolks to 300ml (1 1/4 cup) groundnut oil – you can use other oils, but they will add their own flavour to the mayonnaise, which you may not want.
Personally, I use olive oil as I don’t want to have lots of different bottles open in my cupboard. Also, I use two whole eggs rather than three egg yolks. It seems a waste to me of using just yolks as I rarely use egg whites on their own.
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Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
By Liz Alderson,
Two ingredients plus seasoning makes the easiest but tastiest shrimp cocktail sauce.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Main Ingredient: mayonnaise, tomato puree