Sriracha-Balsamic Cocktail Sauce
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Here’s a cocktail sauce recipe that’ll really knock your socks off! It’s spicy, sweet and tangy – perfect for adding exotic flare to your holiday season. This post is sponsored by Pompeian. Thanks to Pompeian’s ongoing commitment to quality and innovation, home cooks can depend on Pompeian’s high quality olive oils and vinegars as a great-tasting base while exploring new flavors and ingredients. Learn more about their delicious products at Pompeian.com.
The other day I showed you how to poach shrimp. Poaching shrimp is my absolute favorite way to cook shrimp for shrimp cocktail. Which is handy because we’re in the holiday season when shrimp cocktail is in demand!
Shrimp cocktail is such a special, well-loved dish and so we see it again and again at holiday gatherings. You can do individual, plated appetizer portions or you can do big shrimp rings for a group to share. It’s very adaptable. I think the reason why people love it so much is because it tastes great, it looks impressive, and, maybe most importantly, it’s easy to make and is served cold with no last minute cooking. Such a winner!
When making shrimp cocktail, I like to make my own cocktail sauce. I’ll be sharing a basic cocktail sauce recipe with you soon but I thought I’d start with something more exotic. I mean, if you’re going to make your own homemade condiment, why make the same-old same-old? Instead, grab some exciting ingredients and go bold!
For today’s cocktail sauce I used my much-loved Sriracha. If you haven’t had it before, it’s a Thai hot sauce. Grab a bottle pronto. I put it on everything from scrambled eggs to white rice to popcorn. I mixed the Sriracha with ketchup to give the usual ketchup base that we find in cocktail sauce. Then I went in with some balsamic vinegar for sweetness and acidity. I used the Pompeian Organic Balsamic Vinegar because it has such a deep, complex flavor. Then a little squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt to balance things out and we’re done. A great twist on cocktail sauce and easy peasy to boot!
I hope you love celebrating the holiday season with this new twist on a favorite condiment. Have fun and cook lots!
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This cocktail sauce recipe is spicy and sweet. It’s a great way to jazz up your shrimp cocktail.
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1–2 Tbsp. Sriracha
- 3 Tbsp. Pompeian Organic Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp. lemon juice
- Pinch of salt
- Combine ketchup, 1 tablespoon Sriracha, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and salt.
- Add more Sriracha if desired.
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