Happy Super Bowl weekend! Well, it may not be a happy one for many of you if like me, your team did not make it to the big game. Yet Super Bowl Sunday is still a big day for many football fans, fans of sport, and people who love to throw big parties. Super Bowl parties are some of the biggest parties based around a single event I’ve seen. The spread at a party can be really important, and shrimp cocktail sauce is just one of the many options for your party’s spread. If you want to try something new and make a cocktail sauce from scratch, we have Marguerite’s recipe for you.
Here’s what Marguerite had to say:
Now you might be saying ‘why would i want to make cocktail sauce from scratch?’ And there may not be many reasons now-a-days. The likely hood that you have the other three ingredients already lying around at home and then accidentally grab the Chili Sauce from the store instead of a bottle of pre-made Cocktail Sauce is slim, but that would be one reason. However, the reasoning behind this recipe is fascinating.
Since I couldn’t figure out the reasoning behind this recipe, I asked my mom about it. She thought she could remember a time early in her life where chili sauce was abundantly available, but couldn’t remember bottled cocktail sauce real well. I did some research and found that shrimp cocktail sauce was first mass produced and began to be made commercially available around 1950. (Okay, Shannon did the research because she is an internet genius.) Now while Marguerite could have mostly likely been getting premixed cocktail sauce the entire time my mom could remember, she may not have. And at the very least she would have needed a way to make cocktail sauce by hand before it was readily available.
Now I’m not an avid consumer of cocktail sauce, but I did like our home made shrimp cocktail sauce. I did prefer the look of our sauce. In my opinion, it looked better than a pre-made cocktail sauce and who doesn’t love something homemade over store bought? If you have a party this weekend or in the future and want to try something new, why not give Marguerite’s shrimp cocktail sauce a try!