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Don't Americans have shrimp cocktails with creamy sauce?


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Don't Americans have shrimp cocktails with creamy sauce?

ursy_ten | Jul 1, 2011 05:21 AM

I'd had a notion that this was so, but going on a Princess cruise recently confirmed it.

The shrimp cocktails had a ketchuppy looking sauce, with no hint of cream!
I'm not knocking it, I'm just really interested in cultural differences.
Is this the standard all over the U.S.?

Shrimp cocktails (or prawn cocktails as we call them) in Australia have a creamier sauce, like Thousand Island dressing (sometimes it probably IS thousand island dressing, but not always). Sometimes the creaminess comes from mayonnaise, sometimes from cream. I like using cream in our cocktail sauce as the flavour is more subtle.

Which leaves me with another question - in the U.S., how do you use your thousand island dressing if not for shrimp cocktails?

What about other countries? What kind of sauce do you have your shrimp cocktails? What do you do with your thousand island dressing?

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