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Chile Sauce Substitute Help

AlaskaChick Dec 25, 2008 12:10 PM

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. paulj RE: AlaskaChick Dec 25, 2008 12:28 PM

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

    1. OCEllen RE: AlaskaChick Dec 25, 2008 12:32 PM

      Ketchup? Maybe salsa?

      1. wolfe RE: AlaskaChick Dec 25, 2008 12:35 PM

        Try this.
        Or this.

        Horseradish to taste.

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          masha RE: AlaskaChick Dec 25, 2008 12:36 PM

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

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            Kodozzz RE: AlaskaChick Dec 25, 2008 12:38 PM

            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
              paulj RE: Kodozzz Dec 25, 2008 12:50 PM

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

            2. AlaskaChick RE: AlaskaChick Dec 25, 2008 02:27 PM

              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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                wolfe RE: AlaskaChick Dec 25, 2008 04:15 PM

                You weren't kidding about the chiles, were you?

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                  AlaskaChick RE: wolfe Dec 26, 2008 03:23 PM

                  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

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                    King of Northern Blvd RE: AlaskaChick Dec 26, 2008 07:17 PM


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                mpalmer6c RE: AlaskaChick Dec 25, 2008 08:41 PM

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

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