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Low Carb Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Cocktail sauce is the perfect accompaniment to shrimp. It adds a tangy zest to the low key flavor that shrimp offers. Here's a recipe to make yourself a low carb cocktail sauce.

In essence, a cocktail sauce is just ketchup with spices in it. Feel free to make this more or less spicey, based on your own personal preferences.

6 Tbsp ketchup
4 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp horseradish
celery salt
tabasco

Mix everything together, using the celery salt and tabasco to make it as spicy or salty as you wish. Use to spice up your cocktail shrimp or other seafood dishes.

Now, to calculate the carbs. Luckily, the things you tend to use this on - like shrimp - are zero carb. If you go with low carb ketchup, you can get it at about 1g per Tbsp. The lemon juice is going to be about 2.5g. The rest is pretty tiny as far as carbs go.

Remember, you're not eating this entire batch yourself :) So even if it's 8.5g total, that is only about 1g per individual serving. It can be great for adding a burst of flavor to your seafood dishes.

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