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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Signs of the Times - April 20, 2010

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Today's Entrée 

Cooked Shrimp and Cajun Trio Sauce ... (it's ALL in the sauce)

When you are in a rush to drum-up some hoer doers for unexpected guests, here is a quick and easy way to do exactly that.

If you are fortunate enough to live near a food store which sells cooked shrimp on a platter, serve them  to your guests with this delicious Cajun-style sauce (WOW!

Don't let the ingredients fool you either,  or get you saying things like, "What? Horseradish! That is only served with beef!"

Not true. Wait until you taste this simple and easy to prepare spicy sauce which, BTW,  is good for beef, pork and seafood. For about a buck you can make enough of this sauce to serve with your cooked shrimp platter. Most folks already have the stuff to prepare it with lying around in the frig.

How's that for frugality? A shrimp platter like the one advertised above contains between 100 - 120 shrimp (yes, I know ... that's kinda small isn't it?).  But, sometimes we can't always get what we want.

There were moments when I had to use these kinds of spur-of-the-moment guerrilla tactics to get the job done. It works well enough when you find yourself in a tight-spot for time and you have to help feed a bunch of hungry folks.

Ingredients for Cajun Trio Sauce

1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. ketchup
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 tsp creamy horseradish sauce
1/2 tsp Tabasco Sauce

(multiply ingredients to prepare more)

Instructions

Blend everything together well. Use this spicy sauce as a dressing for cooked food-stuff like fried beef or pork strips, boiled/broiled shrimp or boiled crawfish, and smoked fish. It is EXCELLENT on regular beef burgers, too.

Tip: You can adjust this recipe to your particular taste. For example, I like to add a teaspoon of lemon juice to this sauce when I prepare smoked fish.

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