Monday, December 22, 2008

Judy Merrick's Retro-Noir Cocktail Sauce

Judy Merrick gets a nod for her spot on homage/parody of a Film Noir tramp/goddess. Currently appearing in End Time's Naked Holidays as Santa's second wife Wanda. She plays the kind of dame whose just a little beat up by life, the kind who could get all crazy for a guy who would take her out and buy her a shrimp cocktail and a glass of champagne. She plays it so well, so authentically that we have to make this sauce from a fresh tomato, nothing canned, and no catsup for this dame.

Juice of one lemon
2 fresh ripe Roma tomatoes
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. Horseradish
1 T. pepper sauce
1 tablespoon celery seed
Put all ingredients into the food process and pulse until pureed.

This is a fresh, zesty and lively sauce, for a fresh zesty and lively performance. As for the rest of the show. Despite the provocative title (that has literally nothing to do with the show's content) it was pretty bland. Nothing went far enough, was edgy enough or dangerous enough to qualify as comedy or parody. But sometimes a single dame can make everything worth it. A toast to Judy.

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