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This spicy cocktail sauce is so tasty it was a big hit at our holiday dinner party. We changed our original recipe up by adding wasabi and smoked paprika. It’s great served with any chilled seafood such as shrimp or oysters and the recipe is so easy to make! The blue prawns are super sweet with a fresh taste of the sea. They are available at Jiashan Market @ 24 RMB/jin (from the 2nd fish monger stall if you enter the side entrance from Taiyuan lu). Happy holidays everyone! ^.^~

1 cup ketchup
1-2 teaspoons wasabi (tube)
1 teaspoon Tabasco
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 juice of a lemon
Splash of Worcestershire
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together. Chill until ready to serve.
*Be careful of the tubed wasabi. They can be a bit overpowering so add with caution.

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We saw these beautiful live blue prawns at the wet market one early morning and had to pick them up! Blue prawns have a crisp, sweet and buttery taste. So we thought the best way to prepare them was simply poaching. Served with crusty bread, sweet butter and Jesse’s cocktail sauce.

Jesse’s Cocktail Sauce

1 cup ketchup
4 teaspoons horseradish (we add more)
1 teaspoon Tabasco
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1/2 juice of a lemon
Splash of Worcestershire
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together. Chill until ready to serve.

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Generously salt the water. Add prawns and poach until their blue shells turn bright orange, about 4-5 minutes. Remove prawns from the poaching liquid and immediately immerse in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain on paper towel and serve.

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