Balsamic Cocktail Sauce

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  • This cocktail sauce recipe will blow you away! This recipe will show you how to make cocktail sauce in only 5 minutes, how could you make it easier! 

    Balsamic Cocktail Sauce is a new twist on an old favorite. Perfect for serving with shrimp cocktail or steamed shrimp. Make sure you try it out! #homemadecocktailsauce #cocktailsaucerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Balsamic Cocktail Sauce is a new twist on an old favorite. Perfect for serving with shrimp cocktail or steamed shrimp.

    A few years back some friends and I had the bright idea of making new twist on an old favorite, steamed shrimp. In Baltimore, where we live, nearly all steamed shrimp is smothered with Old Bay.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the stuff, but sometimes you are craving something different, which was when we had the idea for Balsamic Steamed Shrimp. Naturally, it needed a corresponding sauce: Balsamic Cocktail Sauce.

    Balsamic Steamed Shrimp is a new twist on an old favorite! If you don't know how to steam shrimp then this recipe will show you how! #steamedshrimp #howtosteamshrimp www.savoryexperiments.com

    We brainstormed flavor profiles and ultimately decided that the sweet and zesty flavor of balsamic vinegar would be a good idea. We stopped at the grocery store on our way home from bowling and grabbed the supplies, went home and steamed us up a pot.

    The problem was that traditional cocktail sauce with horseradish was a little too overpowering, so we decided to make up a new homemade cocktail sauce using balsamic vinegar and cayenne for the bite. Needless to say this delicious combination became our new favorite shrimp sauce.

    Balsamic Cocktail Sauce is a new twist on an old favorite. Perfect for serving with shrimp cocktail or steamed shrimp. Make sure you try it out! #homemadecocktailsauce #cocktailsaucerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Everyone loves a good cocktail sauce, but where did they start? They started in the United States in the 19th century. In the states they are made up of  ketchup or chili sauce mixed with horseradish. Lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce are usually thrown into the mix as well.

    In parts of Europe it is commonly made up of mayonnaise and tomato sauce making it the same color as the shrimp!

    I’ve got a great line-up of sauces and spreads, but if you are looking for shrimp, check out my Thai Grilled Shrimp, Limoncello Shrimp Crostini or Buttered Beer Shrimp!

    If you loved this cocktail sauce recipe, make sure you check out some of these other easy shrimp recipes:

     

    Balsamic Cocktail Sauce is a new twist on an old favorite. Perfect for serving with shrimp cocktail or steamed shrimp. Make sure you try it out! #homemadecocktailsauce #cocktailsaucerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Balsamic Cocktail Sauce is a new twist on an old favorite. Perfect for serving with shrimp cocktail or steamed shrimp. Make sure you try it out! #homemadecocktailsauce #cocktailsaucerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
    Balsamic Cocktail Sauce
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    5 mins
     
    Balsamic Cocktail Sauce is a new twist on an old favorite. Perfect for serving with shrimp cocktail or steamed shrimp.
    Course: Condiment
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: cocktail sauce
    Servings: 1 cup
    Calories: 303 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 1 cup ketchup
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    Instructions
    1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Chill until ready to serve.
    2. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Balsamic Cocktail Sauce
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 303
    % Daily Value*
    Sodium 2184mg 91%
    Potassium 832mg 24%
    Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 57g
    Protein 3g 6%
    Vitamin A 41.3%
    Vitamin C 13.8%
    Calcium 3.8%
    Iron 6.8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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