Smoky BBQ Cocktail Sauce is the perfect seafood dip that is sweet and spicy with a hint of smokey flavor. Shrimp cocktails are indeed decadent and delicious seafood treat. Often, thought of as an appetizer. Not to mention, that you’ll be licking your fingers. Most restaurants have a Shrimp Cocktail on their menus in Nevada. Indeed, years ago if you were a visitor to the Casinos you might have been given a coupon for a free Shrimp Cocktail.
This year I especially want to thank all the emergency personnel who work during all the holidays. Thanks for thinking of others. Needless to say, thank you for your time and for taking care of others while missing out on time with your families.
At any rate, I have been busy getting ready for the holidays. In all honesty, last year we spent Christmas Eve at home with a slimmed-down version of a Swedish Smorgasbord. In short, we got up early on Christmas Day and went to my Mothers-in-law for Christmas dinner. In short, we always have Prime Rib and the fixings for dinner. Hence, I brought tapioca flour to make gravy with, some crackers for me to eat, some mayo to make my mother in laws Artichoke dip (so I could eat the dip), Au Jus, homemade horseradish for the Prime Rib, and some dip for vegetables. So that way I can eat most of the items on the table. This year 2020 is going to be a lot different.
I wish you health, safety, a place to live, and food on your table.
Smoky BBQ Sauce:
On my smorgasbord table, there are always peel and eat shrimp. I made a Smoky Cocktail Sauce to dip the shrimp into. It is so good. You could use it for shrimp, clams, Langoustine, maybe even a salmon. I know that it sounds odd to be using a Hickory BBQ sauce but the smoky flavor with the horseradish really makes this sauce. Pairs well with Scandinavian Lemon Dill Shrimp.
Therefore, after scouring the ingredient list of Cocktail Sauces in the store I have taken the time to make my own. I make my own Hickory BBQ sauce and often have that in the fridge. Subsequently, I have also found that most Horseradish on the market also contains items I can’t eat and is not potent enough for me. Therefore, I make my own. Feel free to make this recipe with Ketchup. Try my Homemade Ketchup.
I tend to have my Hickory BBQ Sauce, Nevada Sauce AKA Worcestershire, and my freshly made Homemade Horseradish in my fridge at all times. I make them frequently and use them in many of my dishes. If you don’t already have these items made it will take longer to make this cocktail sauce. In fact, this recipe will go a lot faster if you make the Hickory BBQ Sauce and Nevada Worchestershire Sauce a day ahead of time. Homemade Fresh Horseradish is really quick to make.
Cholula is normally found at most grocery stores but can also be found at Amazon.
Smoky BBQ Cocktail Sauce
- 1/2 cup Hickory BBQ Sauce
- 1 tsp Homemade Fresh Horseradish or store-bought
- 1 tbsp Nevada Sauce AKA Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp Cholula
Smokey BBQ Cocktail Sauce
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0 g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 177 mg||7 %|
|Potassium 103 mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 8 g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||3 %|
|Sugars 5 g|
|Protein 1 g||1 %|
|Vitamin A||3 %|
|Vitamin C||5 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|