Fire-roasted cocktail sauce

I can eat cocktail shrimp all day long and still be hungry for more

You know for shrimp!

Fire-roasted cocktail sauce

  • 1/2 cup of fire roasted tomatoes (blend if chunky)
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 4 tbsp horseradish sauce, the hotter the better
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt/pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients, serve with shrimp. We like boiling them or steaming them with lots of Old Bay seasoning, but we also saw a great recipe for roasted shrimp cocktail over at Swellkid. It’s got a great citrus kick, check it out.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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47 Responses to Fire-roasted cocktail sauce

  1. I feel the same way about shrimp…funny that, it’s like a bottomless pit of appetite ;) love your cocktail sauce – the worcestershire and lemon is perfect with the roasted tomato… yum!

  2. spree says:

    You’re always working your magic on shrimp Greg! I love that about you! This sounds delicious!

  3. My tummy is rumbling… now I need to research fire roasted tomatoes. Something tells me I’m going to find it on your blog elsewhere. You’re usually my go-to for such things.

  4. rutheh says:

    Such an artful presentation. Perfect radial balance. What an eye!
    And the shrimp and sauce are mouth watering!

  5. nrhatch says:

    Beautiful shot! Definitely looks good enough to EAT! :D

  6. Thanks for the link! I’ll try your sauce next time I make them!

  7. Joanne Ozug says:

    Who knew cocktail sauce was so. freakin. EASY!!!!!!!!! Thank you for posting this!!!!

  8. Wow, the size of those shrimp! I love your appetizers, as you know, and will remember this one the next time I have to prepare an appie…

  9. I love shrimp cocktail but it always reminds me of the Harry Belafonte song/dinner scene in Beetlejuice.

  10. Tandy says:

    this reminds me of my stay in New York! thanks for the memories and the recipe :)

  11. I love shrimp like that!

  12. Awesome recipe! I will have mine for starters, mains and pud thank you. :-) Mandy

  13. That is a serious sauce – that’s definitely going to get done.

  14. rsmacaalay says:

    Wow, wow, wow. This is my type of cocktail, prawns dipped in that sauce… Mmmmmmmmmm

  15. ChgoJohn says:

    You cocktail sauce recipe and mine are the same — except for the fire-roasted tomatoes. That one ingredient takes yours to another level, while mine is just a sauce. Well, not anymore. Great recipe, Greg!

  16. Gorgeous – the Spaniards tend to eat their prawns pretty plain, but whenever I make a sauce they go made for it. Will give this one a try at the weekend!

  17. Maureen says:

    fire roasted tomatoes? Nothing I’ve done before so I’m off to find out what it is.

    Looks wonderful but ALL your food is so appealing!

  18. I’m with you — I could eat shrimp all day long and never get tired of it. This sauce looks great.

  19. HEY! That’s MY recipe!
    Which means you’re doin’ it right… :)

  20. sallybr says:

    as you know… we’ve got the same cute plate! I should use mine more often ;-)

    I am very fond of the roasted tomatoes, use them a lot, but never made a cocktail sauce with them – great move by the cool couple!

  21. This looks very good. Nice work of food art.

  22. That definitely kicks it up a notch, everybody in the pool! (the shrimp, that is)

  23. Kristy says:

    I could absolutely eat shrimp all day long. We always have a platter of cocktail shrimp at Christmas and it’s the first thing gone every year. I had never thought to make our own sauce though, but next time I will! This would be good with some fried calamari too. Yum! :)

  24. spicegirlfla says:

    My son will only eat shrimp plain, that is to dip in cocktail sauce. I’ve already printed this as he also loves spicy anything!! I may actually get a smile out of that boy!! I’ve been roasting my shrimp ever since I saw Ina Garten do it!! It’s a great tip!

  25. zestybeandog says:

    The more horseradish… the better! I like a big kick! :)

  26. What a great retro appetizer, Greg. I love shrimp cocktail but rarely see it on a menu now-a-days. I love the fire roasted tomato sauce with it, very nice.

  27. Courtney says:

    My tongue tingles just thinking of this. (But in a good way.)

  28. oh yes I like this idea ! Looks delicious.

  29. jo-lyn says:

    I could probably eat my weight in cocktail shrimp…..and that’s A LOT!!!! =)

  30. Sissi says:

    What a lovely presentation! I would end this appetising dish in no time at all.

  31. Lovely. And I’m very partial to Shrimp Cocktail that’s all shrimp + sauce, no other ingredients–leave the greens and other frilly things to the salads: this baby’s all about the flavor-packed sauce on sweet, sweet prawns!

  32. My wife and in-laws eat shrimp cocktail like it’s candy. I’ll have to make this for them.

    Also, I love Old Bay. I go through multiple tins of it in a year (mostly in seafood boils).

  33. ceciliag says:

    not the cocktail I was expecting but I guess it will have to do! Yummy.. c

  34. Looks good, great picture!

  35. Yes, I know for shrimp lol. And this shrimp looks absolutely wonderful. There is nothing like spicy cocktail sauce to put hair on some men’s chest LOL

  36. Amy says:

    Mmm, homemade cocktail sauce! I love shrimp cocktail. If only Nate liked shrimp, this would be a perfect Valentine’s day appetizer :)

  37. Fire roasted tomatoes add sooo much to any recipe. This sounds delish.

  38. Lisa says:

    Looks delicious … as always. Something I would not share. (Though thanks to you for sharing.)

  39. Charles says:

    Shrimp shrimp shrimp – I’m gonna join in the general consensus in this thread that shrimps rox the sox! I must try and find me some of this Old Bay stuff. You rave about it so much. I wonder if I can find a place online that ships here.

  40. niasunset says:

    First of all hits my eyes… so beautiful, like a flower… Should be so delicious too. You are amazing dear Rufus, Thank you, with my love, nia

  41. What a beautiful photo…at first I thought I was looking at an exotic flower…but no….just a wonderful shrimp presentation. Fab!

  42. This looks beautiful and I love shrimp cocktail. I cannot eat hot foods though.

  43. Is it odd that I now feel like a plateful of these guys and it’s only eight in the morning?…no, didn’t think so.

  44. So making this! For cornchips and prawns!

  45. Stef says:

    I’ve never made my own cocktail sauce; I bet this tastes WAY better than the bottled stuff…

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