Cocktail sauce is a classical dip served with seafood like shrimps, crab, salmon, and prawns. The Marie Rose version of cocktail sauce is made from mayonnaise and ketchup. Sometimes a tomato-based chili sauce is used instead of ketchup for making this sauce. When the fish shops and supermarkets are displaying different sorts of seafood sauces during the holiday season, you may get tempted to try them. But have you ever thought that this bottled stuff is not the real match for your fresh, juicy, expensive prawns. This recipe does not require much of your time and effort if you use commercial mayonnaise and ketchup.
This recipe is just for you, especially if you love eating mild, creamy, and light sauces. When you whip this sauce in the Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser, it will become light, airy and frothy. It means that you can consume it without worrying about calories. The fresh flavors of the homemade Mary Rose sauce are worth the effort. A simple, homemade sauce with a tantalizing taste – Marie Rose cocktail sauce is an essential part of a prawn or shrimp cocktail. But the use of this sauce is not restricted to seafood. You can use it as a dip with practically anything or as a spread over burgers and sandwiches. We can say that Marie Rose and Thousand Island are quite similar to each other. You will find just a few variations in the recipes of both sauces.
⦁ Whipped Cream Canister
⦁ Whipped Cream Charger
- Ketchup – 1 ¼ cups
- Mayonnaise – ¼ cup
- Pineapple juice – ¾ cup
- Cilantro – 4 tablespoons
- A pinch of salt
- Cayenne pepper – ¼ teaspoon
- Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until the mixture becomes smooth.
- Pour in the Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser through a sieve and funnel.
- Charge with one Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Charger and shake well.
- Place the whipped cream dispenser in the fridge and dispense the sauce when required. Shake well before dispensing.
- You can keep the sauce in the fridge for up to 10 days.
What is a cocktail sauce made of?
Often referred to as “ketchup mayonnaise,” this cocktail sauce has something in it that makes it an ideal partner for the shrimp cocktail (or the prawn cocktail). The fresher the ingredients present in the sauce, the more flavorful it will turn out. Made from ketchup and mayonnaise as a base, the cocktail sauce contains cayenne pepper and salt as a seasoning.
Brighten the sauce with any acidic juice, and here we used pineapple juice in the recipe to add a sweet, sour flavor. You can also replace it with lemon juice but don’t forget to adjust the quantity or end up with a tart cocktail sauce.
Adding a dash of Worcestershire sauce is a matter of your choice. You can even add a splash of brandy for a boozy kick. Adding any herbs or horseradish also brings about a blast of flavors in the sauce. Let the sauce rest for a couple of hours in the fridge before using it so that all the flavors blend well into each other.
What to serve with cocktail sauce?
In addition to the classic shrimp cocktail, this sauce goes best with all sorts of seafood. You can add the sauce to your crabs, salmon, or even oysters. Try the cocktail sauce with fried mushrooms, calamari, or omelet.
You can spread the leftover cocktail sauce on burgers, hot dogs, avocado toasts, and sandwiches. The cocktail sauce makes a delicious dip for onion rings, chicken wings, and mozzarella sticks.
Difference between homemade and commercial cocktail sauce?
With the arrival of the holiday and festival season, most people will stuff their supermarket trolleys with commercially prepared sauces. However, these bottled sauces are no match with freshly prepared homemade sauces.
Loaded with fresh ingredients and free from preservatives, your homemade cocktail sauce is surely going to impress your guests. While the commercial cocktail sauce just tastes likes spicy ketchup, this homemade cocktail sauce is light and flavorful. Prepare cocktail sauce at home if you like to treat yourself and your family as you are in a five-star restaurant.
How do you make cocktail sauce from scratch?
For making a cleaner version of this recipe, you can buy ketchup that does not contain high fructose corn syrup. To better control what you are putting in your cocktail sauce, try making your ketchup and mayonnaise from scratch. Though the process of making everything from scratch can overwhelm you, it will ensure that you can control your ingredients completely.
Instead of using full-fat mayonnaise, use light mayonnaise. You can also reduce calories by replacing half the quantity of the mayo with crème Fraiche or yogurt. Whipping the sauce in Galaxy Gas Whipped Cream Dispenser will further reduce the calories by increasing its volume.