• African Red Dip With Shrimp (Ata Sauce With Shrimp)

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    • 1/4 c. dry red wine
    • 1 tsp grnd red pepper
    • 3/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp grnd ginger
    • 1/8 tsp grnd cardamom
    • 1/8 tsp grnd coriander
    • 1/8 tsp grnd nutmeg
    • 1/8 tsp grnd cloves
    • 1/8 tsp grnd cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper
    • 1/8 x a med onion
    • 1 sm clv garlic
    • 1/4 c. paprika
    • 1 c. chili sauce
    • 12 x chilled cooked and peeled shrimp


    1. West African Ata Sauce is based on a homemade red pepper paste, complex with the flavors of many spices.
    2. To prepare Red Pepper Paste, process all Paste ingredients except paprika in blender till smooth, scraping sides of blender frequently.
    3. Heat paprika in 1-qt saucepan 1 minute. Add in spice mix gradually, stirring till smooth. Heat, stirring occasionally, till warm, about 3 min. Cold. To prepare Sauce, mix together chili sauce and only 2 Tbsp. Red Pepper Sauce (reserve rest in refrigerator for use at another time). Serve Sauce with chilled cooked shrimp.

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