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Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce

This delicious recipe for Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce will have you believing that you are sitting at the finest Japanese restaurant.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: side dish, vegetarian
Keyword: How to make Yum Yum Sauce, How do I make Shrimp Sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 2 Cups of Mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • 3 Tbs Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbs 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 bowl – may add extra sugar to taste. Allow to sit in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving so that flavors can meld.
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  • You might want to add a tiny bit more sugar – according to your tastes.  You be the boss in your kitchen!
  • Use a whisk to combine the ingredients, you'll be much more satisfied with how smooth the resulting sauce is.
  • If you are concerned about this being too hot, first let me assure you, it isn't hot.  The spices that you normally associate with "heat" are simply flavor in this recipe.
  • Don't limit yourself to JUST Japanese food with this sauce, you can put it on EVERYTHING!
  • Just so you know, this recipe is the same as Shrimp Sauce and Japanese White Sauce - they just have different names depending on what restaurant you are in and who you are talking to.
PRO TIP:  Allow this sauce to sit in the refrigerator for at LEAST an hour before serving.  This gives the ingredients time to meld!


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