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I'm about to make shrimp remoulade and it calls for chile sauce which has disappeared from the condiment heaven that is my fridge. I'm searching the condiments looking for a suitable substitute or an idea of how to make my own and figured fellow chowhounds might have some ideas. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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  1. Isn't the bottled chile sauce just ketchup with hot sauce?

    1. Ketchup? Maybe salsa?

      1. Try this.
        http://www.recipezaar.com/Chili-Sauce...
        Or this.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4719...

        Horseradish to taste.

        1. Ketchup, cayenne powder, and chili powder. Maybe a bit of vinegar

          1. I think a better solution would be ketchup (perhaps with some canned crushed tomatoes -- sans basil, of course), juice of 1/2 or a whole lemon and depending on your desire for "heat" -- a few tablespoons of commercially-prepared white horseradish. Hot sauce wouldn't be the same.

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            1. re: Kodozzz

              Do you mean there is no connection between the 'chile' in the name and chile peppers?

            2. Thanks all - I really did mean chili sauce but am so used to putting chiles in most everything that I typoed it. Anyway - your suggestions were great and I took a little of all of them to put it together with the marinade I'm doing for the shrimp. Tastes fabulous

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              1. re: AlaskaChick

                You weren't kidding about the chiles, were you?
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/570813

                1. re: wolfe

                  Nope - many of my friends are "pepperheads" so a bunch of extra chiles are always around my house and I'm a sucker for the big bag of them at Costco. Still wish I could find that recipe

                  1. re: AlaskaChick

                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/427327

              2. There is no "authentic" remoulade sauce.
                There are perhaps a thousand recipes.
                For your version, I'd just add some
                ketchup and horseradish.