Seafood Boil Sauce

Last Updated on October 13, 2021 by Toya

Learn how to make this easy seafood boil sauce that pairs perfectly with seafood boil recipes. Made with simple ingredients, and in under 10 minutes, this sauce is going to become a go to for your seafood recipes!

seafood boil sauce

Seafood boil sauce

When it comes to seafood boil, many people just toss the cooked seafood with melted butter or season the seafood while it’s being cooked. However, if you enjoy having your seafood boil with a separate seafood dipping sauce, then this easy recipe is the perfect one to try.

Seafood boil sauce FAQs

What is a seafood boil sauce?

Seafood boil sauce is a buttery sauce made with a base of butter and garlic that is infused with various herbs and spices. This recipe is delicious, buttery, spicy and pairs well with most seafood boils.

How to make seafood boil sauce more spicy

To make it more spicy, simply add some more spice to the recipe. For this recipe, one tablespoon of cajun seasoning and an extra tablespoon of cayenne pepper will crank up the heat.

Ingredients for garlic butter seafood boil sauce

  • 300 grams of butter
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic seasoning
  • 1 tbsp complete seasoning
  • 2 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

How to make seafood boil sauce

To start measure out and gather all the ingredients in one place.

ingredients for seafood boil sauce

Next, chop up the onion and garlic and set aside.

Then place the butter in a pot and let melt on medium high heat for 2 minutes

Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

Mix in the seasoning, reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

Then add the lemon juice and simmer for another minute.

Remove from the pot and serve with your seafood boil recipe.

garlic butter seafood boil sauce

Seafood boil sauce vs Bloves Sauce

Bloves sauce is a kind of seafood boil sauce made by a very popular you-tuber called Bloves. Bloves sauce is made with a mixture of herbs and spices with the addition of Worcestershire Sauce, brown sugar and chicken broth, while this seafood boil sauce does not contain these ingredients. 

Storing, freezing and reheating seafood boil sauce

You can store this sauce by placing it in an airtight container and storing it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. When you’re ready to use, simply reheat on the stove and serve.

You can also freeze this sauce by placing it in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

What to serve with seafood boil sauce

You can use the sauce as a dipping sauce for boiled seafood or used to tossed with your seafood boil in a bag. You can also use this sauce for:

Do I need a seafood boil seasoning mix to make the sauce?

To make this easy seafood sauce really good be very generous with the seasonings. You obviously need some lemon juice, onion, garlic and butter as this is a butter based seafood sauce.

You will also need to make a seasoning mix with ingredients like garlic powder, complete seasoning,  paprika,  ginger, thyme, lemon pepper and cayenne.

The measurements above makes a fairly spicy sauce, but with adjustments to the amount of cayenne pepper used, you can take the spice up a notch or two if you really enjoy spicy seafood boil sauces!

You can also add a few more ingredients to the mix like red pepper flakes, old bay seasoning, oregano and chili powder to make recipe even richer in flavor. 

Variations of seafood sauce

Besides the sauce above there are other variations of this sauce that you can make that will work great for seafood, meats and vegetables. Here are some ideas below:

  • Cajun seafood sauce: I love cajun food, so I always find a way to include cajun seasoning in my recipes. This sauce can be made into a cajun seafood boil sauce by keeping the base of onions, garlic and butter and replacing all the other ingredients with cajun seasoning
  • Louisiana seafood sauce: For a Louisiana seafood sauce that goes great with the seafood boil, keep the sauce as is, but add in some bay leaves, Louisiana hot sauce and lemon slices.

When it comes to seafood boil sauce, it is very important to make a very flavorful sauce as this will play a big part in how good your seafood boil is.

This sauce recipe is incredible and goes well with all sorts of seafood boils. It also make a great dipping sauce for vegetables and meats and  the best part is that it is super easy to make! 

And if you enjoy this sauce, you will surely love this cajun dipping butter sauce or this garlic butter seafood sauce too! So, feel free to give it a try as well!

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Seafood Boil Sauce

Seafood Boil Sauce

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Learn how to make this easy seafood boil sauce that pairs perfectly with seafood boil recipes. Made with simple ingredients, and in under 10 minutes, this sauce is going to become a go to for your seafood recipes!

Ingredients

  • 300 grams of butter
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic seasoning
  • 1 tbsp complete seasoning
  • 2 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

    1. To start measure out and gather all the ingredients in one place.
    2. Next, chop up the onion and garlic and set aside.
    3. Then place the butter in a pot and let melt on medium high heat for 2 minutes
    4. Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
    5. Mix in the seasoning, reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
    6. Then add the lemon juice and simmer for another minute.
    7. Remove from the pot and serve with your seafood boil recipe.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 0.5 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 928mgCarbohydrates: 6.5gFiber: 1.2gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 1.5g

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