Whether you keep kosher of have any other kind of dietary restrictions, chances are, at some point in your life, you've heard comments like: "What? You've never had bacon??" or "You can't eat lobster? You have no idea what you're missing!". And it's true, I don't.
Because missing something you've never had, is pretty much impossible. It would be sort of like missing a person you've never met, right?
In fact, I think not being able to eat certain foods is a good thing. It means I can be perfectly happy eating the "fake" stuff, like soy bacon, or veggie burgers, or imitation crab or shrimp. Recreating traditional flavors can be fairly easy, really. Especially when you have a good selection of seasonings and condiments to choose from. After all, those are the ingredients that will mostly infuse the food with flavor!
We loved using Gold's Cocktail sauce for these "shrimp" dishes. The combination of sweet and tangy flavors with a little kick from the horseradish was just the perfect addition for both of them. But then again, being the ketchup and horseradish addict that I am, I could eat this stuff with a spoon right out of the bottle (can't say I haven't done that with their horseradish with beets before). Hope you enjoy it!
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