Embrace your love of sriracha and shrimp by serving up a delicious appetizer that’s sure to please the crowd!

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About Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

Is it too late to still be in love with sriracha sauce? Did that train already pull out of the station? Yes? Maybe? Any votes for NAY?

For those of you in the YES camp, you might as well look away, because apparently I still can’t help myself. Even after all these months I’m still in love with tasty, flavorful, versatile sriracha. It gives those poor souls that are sensitive to spicy foods (that’s me, over here!) some semblance of street cred so that we can also enjoy the world of spicier dishes. I’m a complete wuss when it comes to spices, but sriracha packs just enough flavor that I’m willing to bite my tongue and endure the burn.

So I love sriracha, but why did I make cocktail sauce with it? Well, for one – why wouldn’t I make cocktail sauce with it?! I have no shame in going full fangirl and telling you that everything should have a little bit of sriracha in it. But for reason number two, this past holiday season I probably consumed my weight in shrimp cocktail. So not only am I a fangirl, I also apparently have no shame (or concept of portion control).

You know when you’re at a party and you’re enjoying the hors d’oeuvre and you only turned your back for one second but in that time some sneaky pig still managed to swoop in and eat all of the hors d’oeuvre as if it was their dinner?

I am that sneaky pig. If you serve shrimp cocktail in my presence, know that it is endangered. I will hover at a polite and unsuspecting distance until everyone is engaged in conversation or otherwise distracted and then I will strike. I will charge forward and shamelessly eat every last bit of the shrimp cocktail platter you bought to feed your 30-something-or-other guests. The bigger the platter the bigger the challenge and I will make it happen. And I will not feel bad about it. Finders keepers and all that jazz.

So as you can imagine, I was thrilled to buy a pound (or six?) of quality cooked shrimp and dip them in my sriracha cocktail sauce. No need to be stealthy or covert – the shrimp was completely uncontested and all mine.

Because seriously, there is no greater happiness than quality shrimp cocktail. It’s the perfect filler food while you’re hanging out with good company. I’m sure all of your guests (or maybe just that one sneaky piggy!) will agree!

Sriracha Cocktail Sauce! Embrace your love of sriracha and shrimp by serving up a delicious appetizer that's sure to please the crowd! | HomemadeHooplah.comSriracha Cocktail Sauce! Embrace your love of sriracha and shrimp by serving up a delicious appetizer that's sure to please the crowd! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Sriracha Cocktail Sauce! Embrace your love of sriracha and shrimp by serving up a delicious appetizer that's sure to please the crowd! | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.34 from 3 votes

Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

5 mins prep
99 kcal
Yields: 6 servings
Embrace your love of sriracha and shrimp by serving up a delicious appetizer that's sure to please the crowd!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together ketchup, sriracha, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, lemon juice, and pepper to taste.
  • Pour sriracha cocktail sauce in a small bowl and serve with cooked shrimp.

Notes

Recipe lightly adapted from White on Rice Couple.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 919mg | Potassium: 129mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1.7mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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36 comments

    • Dana
    • 5 stars

    Absolutely delicious!

    • Becky @ Project Domestication

    It’s never too late to love sriracha! I’m totally going to try this next time we do shrimp cocktail! 🙂

    • Awesome! If you make it, I hope you like it as much as we did 😀

    • Vicky @ Avocado Pesto

    Yesss love to make a fellow Sriracha super fan! I looooove it. SO good. I love to make a Sriracha aioli with mayo, lemon juice and a splash of tamari. So spicy and so good. Will have to try this too – never made my own cocktail sauce before!

    • Ooo, I’m loving your take on aioli 😀 Will have to try making that that soon!

    • Kristina

    oooh, I LOVE the sriracha in this! well, I love sriracha in just about anything, so…

    YUM!

    • Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Ha! Your post cracked me up! I’m sooo with you on the Sriracha love – I will love it forever and I don’t care who knows — or what else comes & goes! Great recipe!

    • Amanda {Striped Sptaula}

    Sriracha is great! I’ve noticed an uptick of chefs in my area using it in creative sauces over the past few months, and it’s always a hit. Love your idea for Sriracha cocktail sauce! Great twist on a classic!

    • Apparently I need to move to your town – not nearly enough restaurants in my area are jumping on the sriracha bandwagon!

    • Rachel Lloyd

    Everyone in my house LOVESSSS hot sauce, so this will be a welcome addition! Looking forward to trying it. And so easy!!

    • Thanks Rachel! I hope everyone loves it 😀

    • Leah

    Yes, please! I love the idea of heat in my cocktail sauce, yum!

    • Kelly @ TastingPage

    Sriracha makes everything better. Now I want to go out and buy shrimp just to make this. Yum!

    • Candy

    I have everything to make this plus shrimp. Perfect

    • Awesome! If you make it, I’d love to hear how it turns out 😀

    • Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog

    I’m newly obsessed with Sriracha. I tried for so long to avoid the Sriracha train and then I had one little taste. I’m still on the train and I will ride it as far as it takes me. I also love shrimp cocktail so this will be happening asap.

    • Sriracha is <3 😀 Thanks Sharon!

    • Christine | Vermilion Roots

    I love how easy this recipe is. Definitely a crowd pleaser!

    • Liz Smith

    This sounds delicious! Can not wait to try this one out.

    • Shadi

    My an old friend of mine loves shrimp cocktail and sriracha! Now if I make this, he will be super happy! I love how easy this is and how fast it comes together. I’m sure it taste wonderful!

    • Thanks Shadi! Hope your an old friend of mine liked it as much as we did 😀

    • Florian @ContentednessCooking

    Such a festive and easy recipe, fantastic!

    • Sara

    I love shrimp cocktail, in fact I’m making one for my blog this week! Great minds think alike 😉

    • Haha, too true Sara 😀 Thanks!

    • kristen

    shrimp cocktail is my very favorite appetizer! I love the addition of sriracha!

    • Manila Spoon

    I am with you there Chrisy! Anything with sriracha has got to be delicious! You have to watch out for me too when I see this in the party table as I am both a huge shrimp and sriracha fan!!! Love the spicy kick you added here!

    • Glad to know I’m not alone 😀 This is the BEST kind of finger food.

    • heather @french press

    YUM! and I pretty much add sriracha to every single thing I eat.