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Toots Shor's Hot Box Sauce

Subject: Toots Shor Hot Box Sauce
From: marc
Date: 12/28/2018, 3:09 PM

On 12/28/2018 1:22 PM, Marc wrote:

Hello. I'm looking for a recipe for Toots Shor Hot Box Sauce. I found a few newspaper 
clippings mentioning availability of the sauce in stores, but no recipes. Would love 
to learn more about this sauce.

Hello Marc,

I did a rather exhaustive search of my resources, but all I found that mentioned the hot box sauce were a few newspaper items, such as this one: The Red Bank, NJ Daily Register, 1968

There is a menu here, but it doesn't mention the fried shrimp or the hot box sauce.: Bronx Banter Blog

There are a few books about Toots Shor and his restaurant, but none of them appear to contain recipes. They are mostly about celebrities who frequented the restaurant and how it was a popular drinking establishment.

I'll post this for reader input.


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