My apologies for the early morning post, but I have received an email from a gentleman who was eating his shrimp without cocktail sauce, and he wondered if I knew of a very easy one.
So for all you bachelors out there who are allergic to cooking (and bachelorettes too) (oh and wives too I suppose, allergies don't discriminate do they)(and partners)(and husbands)(did I cover all the bases ?), here is a very simple way to make a great cocktail sauce.
Soph's Fast & Easy Cocktail Sauce
Tomato Ketchup (I make my own but Heinz has a good flavour)
Tabasco Pepper Sauce (I use McIlhenny & Co from the USA)
I just flop all the ingredients into a small bowl and stir fast.
However, at a good guess the proportions I use are say 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise, to 1 tablespoon of tomato ketchup, to about 1 teaspoon of tabasco sauce (or less).
In fact I just shake the tabasco bottle over the mayo and ketchup say 5 times... so start with that and add to taste.
Et voila... a great sauce for shrimp and also for dipping anything you care to really.