How to Make Cocktail sauce

How to Make Cocktail sauce - 1 54
  • 200g tomatoes, chopped
  • 50g onions, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Per serving
Calories: 100 kcal
Proteins: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 25 g
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  • In a saucepan, add the chopped tomatoes, onions, and minced garlic. Cook over medium heat until the tomatoes break down and the onions become translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
  • Transfer the cooked tomato mixture to a blender or food processor. Blend until you get a smooth puree.
  • Pour the tomato puree into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice, horseradish sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce to the tomato puree. Stir well to combine.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences. Adjust the amount of hot sauce to achieve your desired level of spiciness.
  • Transfer the cocktail sauce to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Cocktail sauce is commonly served as a dipping sauce for seafood, especially shrimp, crab, and lobster. It pairs wonderfully with the natural sweetness of the seafood and adds a tangy and spicy kick to enhance the overall flavor.

Cocktail sauce is a classic condiment known for its tangy and spicy profile, making it a perfect accompaniment to various seafood dishes. It brings out the best in the seafood’s natural flavors and adds an exciting twist to the dining experience.

Facts about the Sauce:

  1. The origins of cocktail sauce can be traced back to the United States, where it gained popularity as a dip for seafood dishes.
  2. The sauce’s base ingredient, tomatoes, provides essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.
  3. The addition of horseradish sauce and hot sauce not only adds spiciness but also potential health benefits such as improved digestion and immune system support.
  4. Worcestershire sauce contributes to the sauce’s umami flavor, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
  5. Cocktail sauce is versatile and can be customized to suit individual preferences, with variations in spiciness and tanginess.
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