Pink seafood sauce (Salsa rosa)

    5 min

    This is a quick and easy sauce that's perfect for shellfish. It's simply made by mixing mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, passata and whisky. It's fantastic with prawns or any other shellfish. If you're feeling adventurous, add a touch of hot pepper sauce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon tomato ketchup
    • 2 teaspoons passata
    • 1 tablespoon whisky

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, passata and whisky until blended. Refrigerate until using.

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    This recipe is very close to one that was on a crab salad that we purchased in the grocery store in Spain. It had brandy instead of whisky, and I substituted brandy when I made the recipe and liked it very well. Thanks for having this great salsa which is so great on crab salad.  -  04 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the only sauce my husband eats with shrimp and crab. It's the real deal.  -  27 Jan 2017  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Grazie Lucia. This is truly the original. Great for shrimp salads. The ratio is just just right for a nice dressing. If you don't want to use the whiskey, just leave it out. The consistency will be slightly thicker but still perfect for salads. When I use the whiskey, I only put 1 tsp instead of 1 Tbsp.  -  06 Nov 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)