African Red Dip
This is a spicy, exciting change to traditional shrimp cocktail sauce.
Red Pepper Paste
1/4 cup dry red wine
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup paprika
1 cup bottled chili sauce
Red Pepper Paste: Process all paste ingredients except paprika in blender until
smooht, scraping sides frequently.
Heat paprika in 1-qt saucepan for 1 minute.
Add spice mixture gradually, stirring until smooth.
Heat, stirring occasionally until hot, about 3 minutes.
To make dipping sauce: Mix chili sauce with 2 Tbsp red pepper paste.
Serve with cooked, chilled shrimp.
Leftover paste keeps well in refrigerator for the next batch.