Special Spicy Seafood Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + chilling


1-3/4 cups

Updated: Apr. 22, 2022
I've been serving this tangy seafood sauce for over 30 years, and I'm always asked for the recipe. Low in fat and easy to make, it's a great seafood sauce to serve with cold shrimp as an appetizer. The recipe is easy to halve or double, too. I've found it's usually smart to make extra. It goes so fast! —Carolyn Chapman, Yelm, Washington
Special Spicy Seafood Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped green onion
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

Special Spicy Seafood Sauce Tips

How should I serve this spicy seafood sauce?

Serve special spicy seafood sauce on the side of cooked and chilled shrimp for a fast and easy shrimp appetizer. You can also serve it as a dipping sauce for imitation lobster, or even cubed cheddar cheese.

How long does this spicy seafood sauce last?

It can be difficult to know how long condiments last, particularly homemade sauces. When stored in a tightly sealed container or jar in the refrigerator, special spicy seafood sauce will last up to 2 weeks.

How can I adjust the spice level of this spicy seafood sauce?

It’s easy to adjust the spice level of this seafood sauce. Start by lowering the amount of horseradish and cayenne pepper. Like spicier recipes? Increase the spice level with a few drops of hot pepper sauce or a few dashes of black pepper.

Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 27 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.