5 Savory Ketchup-based Sauces

Cocktail Sauce

If you enjoy eating seafood, you've surely noticed that cocktail sauce is typically on the table. At some oyster bars, customers might get the ingredients to a basic cocktail sauce along with their meal and mix the sauce to their tastes. That's the idea with this recipe, which provides a little bit of extra oomph to succulent fish, shrimp, clams and oysters.


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Taste and adjust the seasonings as you like. Store covered in the refrigerator.