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shrimp cocktail sauce recipe

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: american


Homemade Shrimp Cocktail Sauce is way better than anything you’ll buy in the store! You might even have all these pantry staples to make it tonight!


  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1 TBS Horseradish (less if you don’t like it as spicy)
  • 1 Lemon, zested, and juiced
  • 23 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix 1 cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon of horseradish, the zest and juice of one lemon, a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, and a few grinds of black pepper.
  2. Mix this all together until well combined, then transfer to a dish (either your serving dish, or an airtight container) and chill in the fridge for an hour before serving. 
  3. This sauce lasts up to 2 weeks in the fridge, in an airtight container.


For a tangy sauce, add 1 tablespoon of pickle juice.

For a spicy sauce, sub the ketchup for chili sauce, and add a few dashes of hot sauce.

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