A top-rated cocktail sauce recipe calls for combining 1/2 cup chili sauce, 1/2 cup ketchup, 3 tablespoons horseradish and 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice with 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce. Serve the cocktail sauce with shrimp or other seafood.
For a variation on the cocktail sauce recipe, mix together 2 tablespoons grated fresh horseradish, 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon fresh lemon juice and 6 tablespoons ketchup. Chill the cocktail sauce in the refrigerator until it is served. If you do not have fresh horseradish, substitute for prepared or creamy horseradish to taste. Another cocktail sauce recipe calls for stirring together 1 cup ketchup, 1 to 2 tablespoons horseradish, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper.
For a shrimp recipe to use with the cocktail sauce, cut one lemon in half and add to a large pot filled with boiling water. Add 2 pounds large shrimp in the shell and cook for 3 minutes, uncovered. Take the shrimp out of the pot with a slotted spoon and add to a bowl of cool water. Once the shrimp are cool to the touch, peel and de-vein them. Make sure to keep the shrimp cool until time to serve.