Shrimp sauce with a carrot disk being dipped in for the post Japanese White Sauce
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5 from 2 votes

Shrimp Sauce

This is a recipe for Shrimp Sauce like you would find in a Japanese Restaurant
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time10 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp sauce, yum yum sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 422kcal


  • 2 Cups of Mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ Cup of water
  • 1 tsp Sriracha or other hot sauce.


  • Mix all ingredients in a LARGE bowl – may add extra sugar to taste. Allow to sit in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving so that flavors can meld.



  • You can substitute any hot sauce for the sriracha, but sriracha is the best. 
  • Substitute raw sugar for granulated if need be. 
  • Leave off the cayenne if you are concerned about heat. 
Make this the day before you plan to use it, then stir well before serving.  This allows the flavors to marry and it is SO DELICIOUS! 


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 92mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg