Like a little smoky edge to your sauces? Don’t ignore what chipotle peppers can quickly bring to the table, particularly in simple ketchup-based sauces like cocktail sauce. This chipotle cocktail sauce brings plenty of horseradish spiciness but adds an earthy, smoky zip via chipotle in adobo sauce. It’s a bold combo that’s perfect for those that believe everything tastes better when it’s a touch smoky.
Try it with a shrimp cocktail or fried shrimp. You can also use it as a dip for chips, as a fiery, tangy dressing for salad, or even as an ingredient for Bloody Marys. The smokiness adds a nice touch to the cocktail.
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Chipotle Cocktail Sauce
Tangy, smoky, and fiery
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 chipotle peppers from chipotle in adobo sauce, minced
- 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- Mash the minced chipotle peppers (from chipotle in adobo sauce) until smooth like a paste.
- Combine the ketchup, chipotle mash, lemon juice, and prepared horseradish. Stir well.
- Serve immediately, or for best flavor refrigerate the chipotle cocktail sauce for 2 to 4 hours prior to serving (to allow the flavors to meld).
Concerned about heat? Use only one chipotle pepper in the recipe, though this also removes some of the smokiness. Consider adding a little extra adobo sauce to the mix to add some extra earthiness.
Calories: 39kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.05gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 265mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.1mg
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