Quick Cocktail Sauce

Nothing is better with boiled, steamed or roasted shrimp than a simple cocktail sauce. I could dunk shrimp in this thick tasty quick cocktail sauce all day long. This sauce went perfectly with the Bubba Gump shrimp I made on my Char-Broil Big Easy¬†and my Old Bay Peel’N Eat Shrimp. In the time it took the shrimp to cook I made a big batch of sauce and was eating delicious shrimp in less than 10 minutes.

Quick Cocktail SauceAdd a few shakes of your favorite hot sauce or a few pinches of red pepper flake for a little kick. I prefer my quick cocktail sauce really cold. I stick it in the freezer for a bit just before serving.

If you prefer to use pre-made cocktail sauce with your shrimp, I can’t recommend Frog Bone’s Bayou Cocktail sauce enough. It combines the flavor of a traditional cocktail sauce with Cajun seasonings. It’s outstanding!

This sauce is also great for dipping crispy fried shrimp.

Tomato-Horseradish Dipping Sauce

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Mike


  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Whisk together the chili sauce, horseradish and lemon juice.
  • Season with black pepper, to taste.

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