I don't know if the "Old Wild West" franchise even exists outside of Italy, but I'll give it a shot anyway. In those restaurants they serve this sauce,


which colors resembles much the one of a cocktail sauce. In the sauce there is something solid that I believe to be tiny pieces of chili peppers. It has a neutral smell and tastes creamy, slightly spicy. It is very good to eat with sausages or roasted meat.

I have asked the waiters to tell me the recipe, but they wouldn't. Once, a friend of mine told me that it was a mix of mayo, ketchup, chili peppers and worchester sauce. I tried several times to mix them with verious percentages of the components and nothing I could come up with tasted anything like that.

Can you help me to understand the recipe?

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    Tiny pieces of chili wouldn't taste creamy. There can be spicy "tiny pieces" or a spicy "cream", but I've never come across "tiny creamed pieces". My personal opinion: It must be one hell of a sauce, because the rest on that plate doesn't look like anything to get excited about. – Willem van Rumpt Sep 1 '15 at 12:39
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    As you can see, in the sauce there are some "irregularities", but you can't feel them in your mouth. Yes, those are "tiny spicy bits", but the texture of the whole sauce is actually "creamy". Well, in my opinion it IS a hell of a sauce. – Noldor130884 Sep 1 '15 at 13:22
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    It looks suspiciously like "Thousand Island" Dressing from the US. – BrownRedHawk Sep 1 '15 at 15:37
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    A few possibilities, based on your description : (1) mayo + sambal (and maybe some worcestershire sauce) (2) Thousand island + ground cayenne or chili powder. (3) Thousand island made w/ minced pickled jalapeños instead of standard pickle relish. – Joe Sep 1 '15 at 16:27
  • Even though I've never eaten sambal, this sauce looks to me to be pretty tasty, maybe strong in flavour, while the sauce I posted is quite "smooth" and "soft". I will try thousand island and let you know – Noldor130884 Sep 2 '15 at 6:07

I've never been to Old Wild West but that looks very much like "fry sauce" or "secret sauce" as we use them here in the United States. In looking at Old Wild West's website, it appears to be geared around offering traditional US style burgers, fries, steaks, ribs, etc. so the inclusion of US style fry sauce would make sense. Here is a link to a typical version that would be used here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/epicurious-not-so-secret-sauce-51261820

  • That is right, the old wild west is a tex-mex styl-ish fast food restaurant. Can I substitute the "spicy pickle juice" with anything else? I don't know if I can find anything like that to buy here – Noldor130884 Sep 2 '15 at 6:09
  • Is it pickles in general that aren't available, or just "spicy pickles"? If you have access to dill pickles, etc, then you can use that. Otherwise you could substitute a splash a vinegar (cider or white) and if desired add a pinch of pickling spices (pepper, dill, etc). You could also leave it out altogether. – djmadscribbler Sep 2 '15 at 16:00
  • That's it! I tried it and it tasted absolutely-ish like the one in the picture. I have to figure out the perfect quantities, but it's this one – Noldor130884 Sep 8 '15 at 9:06
  • @Noldor130884 I know I'm late to this party, but sometimes "spicy pickles" are called "zesty pickles". i5.walmartimages.com/asr/… – SnakeDoc Jan 24 '18 at 19:16

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