‘Comeback Sauce’ Recipe

Grilled and chilled shrimp with 'Comeback Sauce'

Grilled and chilled shrimp with ‘Comeback Sauce’

Comeback sauce is a dipping sauce for fried foods or as a salad dressing in the cuisine of central Mississippi.Similar to Louisiana remoulade, the base of the sauce consists of mayonnaise and chili sauce.  From our own Mary Learman (our resident herb guru) comes this outstanding recipe for your summer entertaining.


Makes about 1-½ cups.  The original recipe was from a Jackson, Mississippi, restaurant. There are dozens of variations, including this one.

½ T. finely chopped garlic

2 T. finely chopped sweet onion

½ cup chili sauce

½ T. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. Tabasco pepper sauce

1 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp. spicy mustard

1 tsp. creamy horseradish

¼ tsp. black pepper

1/8 to ¼ tsp. red pepper

Zest of 1 lemon

Stir all the ingredients together.  Cover and chill at least one hour before serving.  The sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for one week.  Makes a tasty dip, dressing or condiment for salads, vegetables and seafood.

posted by Vicki


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