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.
You 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.
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.
If 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.
I recently discovered Blue Plate mayonnaise, which I think is the best around. If you can’t find it locally you can pick it up online for a fair price.
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!
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.
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.