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condiment essentials: spicy cocktail awesome sauce

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is one of my favorite dipping sauces for things like shrimp, other seafood, and even hushpuppies. It is easy/peasy to make, and the flavors are absolutely awesome. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For condiment essentials: spicy cocktail awesome sauce

  • 10 oz
    tomato puree, 1 can
  • 1/3 c
    fresh clover honey
  • 1/4 c
    white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    dehydrated onions, crushed to a powder
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    sugar, granulated variety
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1/8 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tsp
    prepared horseradish

How To Make condiment essentials: spicy cocktail awesome sauce

  • 1
  • 2
    You will need a saucepan, large enough to hold all of the ingredients.
  • 3
    I tried this recipe first with ketchup… nope. Then crushed tomatoes… better. Tomato puree… hands down winner.
  • 4
    When I am talking about “prepared” horseradish, I am not talking about horseradish cream. This is full-blown horseradish. My favorite brand is: Bubbies Prepared Horseradish. If you can find it, pick it up… it is awesome.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add all of the ingredients (except the Additional Items) to a saucepan over medium-low heat.Whisk to combine, and slowly, slowly, bring up to a simmer.
  • 7
    Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, and then remove from the heat.
  • 8
    Allow to completely cool, and then add the lemon juice, and horseradish.
  • 9
    I would suggest that you add 1 teaspoon of horseradish at a time, then taste and see if you are happy. I usually use 3 teaspoons, or more… I like it hot.
  • 10
    Stored in a non-reactive jar (glass) with a tight-fitting lid, it should last 7 - 10 days.
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  • So yummy
    Use as a dipping sauce for seafood… Shrimp comes to mind. Or, I like dipping hushpuppies into this yummy sauce. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.