This is cocktail sauce with a kick. You have to like wasabi to enjoy this. We really make this with double the wasabi, but thought it might be too much for some people. Start with a little and add until you get the flavor you like. If you add too much just increase the ketchup.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, wasabi paste, lemon juice and ketchup. Chill until using, or use immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

34 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 8.8g 3% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 337.8mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2007
This is very much like Super Al's Cocktail Sauce from this website (which we LOVE) except for the wasabi instead of horseradish. We upped the wasabi for a little more bite and it was a perfect balance with the sweetness. Keep cookin' Rachel!;) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/17/2007
just a hint Here is the sauce I use and it does not use ketchup: 1 1/2 tablespoons wasabi powder 2tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/2 tablespoon Tabasco sauce (or to taste) 1 green onion white and part of green finely minced salt and pepper Growing up in New England and having seafood and seafood sauces my whole life I did not much like this sauce. I was a bit hesitant to use ketchup anyway to me ketchup is cheap and not worthy of good seafood. Personal opinion but sorry I did not like this. Will not attempt again. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 18
Rating: 1 stars
10/17/2007
just a hint Here is the sauce I use and it does not use ketchup: 1 1/2 tablespoons wasabi powder 2tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/2 tablespoon Tabasco sauce (or to taste) 1 green onion white and part of green finely minced salt and pepper Growing up in New England and having seafood and seafood sauces my whole life I did not much like this sauce. I was a bit hesitant to use ketchup anyway to me ketchup is cheap and not worthy of good seafood. Personal opinion but sorry I did not like this. Will not attempt again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/15/2007
Too sweet and not enough wasabi. Have had much better recipes from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2007
This is very much like Super Al's Cocktail Sauce from this website (which we LOVE) except for the wasabi instead of horseradish. We upped the wasabi for a little more bite and it was a perfect balance with the sweetness. Keep cookin' Rachel!;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2007
My first time using wasabi and I found out that I love it! The recipe is perfect as is but after mixing up the sauce I tripled the wasabi! I will make a double batch of this for a family party this weekend when I make a crab dip. Thanks for sharing Rachel! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/03/2008
This is a "great recipe" especially when using real wasabi rhizome (not the standard coloured horseradish). Once you've tried it and have the flavour experience of your life you wont ever compromise again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
Just wanted to update-I served this with beer-boiled shrimp to a group of "Potter-heads" for a Harry Potter party and it was the first thing consumed! Just a superb recipe Rachel--I would not change one thing about it. 7/11/07: Served this on a block of creme cheese with crackers at my 4th of July party--was a big hit. Used lime juice. Perfect just as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2006
Absolutely awesome! I usually make my own cocktail with ketchup and horseradish but the wasabi in this is going to go great with the Asain inspired dinner I am serving. I too doubled the wasabi and even added a bit of regular horseradish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2007
I was craving some shrimp cocktail but I did not have the horseradish and other ingredients I needed for the traditional sauce and I was not going to the store. I found this easy recipe and I had all 4 ingredients. This was a delicious sauce and it is much simpler to make. I added more wasabi cause I like a good kick. I will definitly be using this for my sauce recipe from now on. Thanks for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2007
I doubled the wasabi as suggested by the submitter. Great kick; great flavor. Had it with a dinner of Asian Orange Chicken and Asian Coconut Rice both from Allrecipes. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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