Hot and Zesty Cocktail Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chef Bronco

Lemony Spicy Cocktail Sauce better than any cocktail sauce I have tasted before.

Top Review by Sherrybeth

SPRING 2008 PAC RECIPE: Made this for a crawfish boil last weekend and it went over very well. It was a little "pepper" hot for me from the hot sauce, but that can be easily adjusted with the next batch. The addition of the celery really turned this into a good sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup ketchup
  • 18 cup hot sauce, add more if you like it really hot. I use Tapatio
  • 1 medium celery rib, diced very finely
  • 1 medium lemon, juice and zest of


  1. Mix Ketchup and hot sauce together well. Add more depending on the heat you desire.
  2. Dice celery rib very finely.
  3. Grate the lemon to make fine lemon zest.
  4. Cut lemon and get all the juice you can.
  5. Add celery, zest and juice to ketchup/hot sauce mix.
  6. Serve with steamed shrimp.
  7. Shrimp can be added directly to the cocktail sauce and served all together or used as a dip.

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