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Chile Sauce Substitute Help

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, 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?