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Homemade Thousand Island: what type of chili sauce?

jcarlile Jul 22, 2009 05:23 AM

I have a craving for shrimp louis salad, so I looked up a few recipes for thousand island dressing. Nearly all of them call for 'chili sauce', and this is where I am a little stumped. Do they mean spicy chili sauce like sriracha or tabasco? or the not-hot-at-all stuff like Heinz chili sauce? I am guessing the mild stuff, but wanted to check with the chowhounds

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  1. grampart RE: jcarlile Jul 22, 2009 05:32 AM

    I've always assumed they mean the Heinz stuff that comes in a bottle, but I'd probably use the sriracha in the 1000 Island sauce. I just used it in my "hot" wing recipe in place of regular hot sauce and everyone really liked it.

    1. alkapal RE: jcarlile Jul 22, 2009 06:06 AM

      the recipe means heinz chili sauce, which to me is nothing more than a less-sugary ketchup, with spices, including hot chiles (but little of those, imo).

      tabasco is called a "hot pepper sauce" typically. sriracha is chile and pepper sauce.

      why not try a "split" batch of shrimp louis dressing, using the sriracha (plus some tomato paste, i'd add) in one, and the heinz chili sauce in the other.

      <i recall that the shrimp louis dressing made with mayo, chili sauce, etc. is really a (quickie) remoulade>

      ...consider this recipe for shrimp boil with remoulade -- the spicing in the remoulade will give you ideas < i think> about what flavor profile you seek in your louis sauce. http://www.ajc.com/services/content/l...

      >>>For the remoulade dipping sauce:

      1/2 cup finely chopped celery
      1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
      1/2 cup white vinegar
      1/4 cup ketchup
      1/4 cup yellow mustard
      1/4 cup creole mustard
      2 tablespoons paprika
      1 teaspoon cayenne
      1 teaspoon salt
      1/2 bunch green onions, chopped, white and green
      1 teaspoon Tabasco, or to taste
      2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
      1 1/3 cups canola or vegetable oil

      Process all ingredients except oil. Then, slowly stream in oil and pulse till smooth.

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      1. re: alkapal
        bayoucook RE: alkapal Jul 22, 2009 06:22 AM

        Love that! We prefer that kind of sauce to cocktail sauce (except I like a little red sauce for raw oysters). I make mine almost exactly like yours - except mine has mayo in it, and minced capers.

        1. re: bayoucook
          alkapal RE: bayoucook Jul 22, 2009 06:01 PM

          hey bayoucook, yes! capers! (the above recipe is not mine, but it looked pretty good). you are absolutely right about the capers! (love me some capers).

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        critter101 RE: jcarlile Jul 22, 2009 06:43 PM

        I like the chili sauce that comes in a little round glass jar - the brand is "Homemade Chili Sauce", I think. It's chunky, and made with bits of tomato and vegetables, and much tastier than Heinz, in my opinion.

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