Mango-Basil Dipping Sauce

I love using cocktail sauce for dipping boiled or grilled shrimp. When I don’t make my own I grab a bottle or two of Frog Bone’s Bayou Cocktail sauce. But there are times when you want something different. A different flavor than cocktail sauce, something fruity. Something without horseradish.

This mango-basil dipping sauce is different. It has a fantastic tropical flavor, making it perfect for shrimp.
Mango-Basil Dipping SauceYou can make other variations of this great mango-basil dipping sauce simply by substituting other fruits for the mango, such as papaya or pineapple. If you want a little kick to your sauce, add a bit of hot sauce (preferably something fruity, like a habanero sauce) or even some red pepper flake.

For the shrimp, I made a batch of copycat Bubba Gump shrimp on my Char-Broil Big Easy.

Also try my Delta Dippin’ sauce. It’s mighty yummy too!

Mango-Basil Dipping Sauce

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

Ingredients

  • 2 small mangoes peeled and chopped
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon plus 1 teaspoon of the juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • White pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons dried basil crushed

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

French Fry Dipping Sauce

Anita’s a ketchup-on-her-fries kind of gal. And I usually am too, except I am always looking for something a little different. This super simple French fry dipping sauce uses ingredients I always have on hand. Although it tastes a bit like ketchup, it brings a nice little creamy spicy flavor. Perfect for dipping.

French Fry Dipping SauceIf you don’t have (or like! *gasp*) Sriracha on hand, your favorite hot sauce will work just fine instead. You can also use this French fry dipping sauce on much more than ‘just’ fries. It’s great for dipping homemade onion rings (try my onion strips too!). And homemade chicken nuggets.

French Fry Dipping Sauce

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Sriracha to taste

Instructions

  • Whisk all ingredients together.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving so the flavors get all happy.

Herb Dipping Sauce

Although I made this herb dipping sauce as a sauce for rosemary chicken wings, it also makes a great salad dressing or a chimichurri-like sauce for grilled meats. It definitely packs a nice herby flavor. That was the point!

Rosemary Chicken Wings with Herb Dipping Sauce The herb dipping sauce really complimented the herby flavor of the chicken wings. You instead of dipping the chicken into the sauce you could brush it directly onto the chicken. Split chicken breasts or quarters, grilled to perfection and brushed with the sauce is absolutely divine (and different)!

I could not find fresh oregano so I used dried. Fresh would definitely go with the ‘fresh’ theme of this sauce, so if you have it, use it. Just start with a little a taste to see if you need to add more.

Herb Dipping Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves stems removed, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or more if using as a dressing or chimichurri sauce, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • Process garlic in a food processor for 20 seconds.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Add more oil as desired.