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Best Homemade Seafood Boil Sauce is rich, spicy, buttery, and packed with garlic flavor! This seafood butter sauce recipe is easy to make and perfect with your favorite seafood boil, shrimp boil, crawfish boil, and crab boil.
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Best Garlic Butter Seafood Boil Sauce Recipe (+ How to Make Seafood Boil)

Best Homemade Seafood Boil Sauce is rich, spicy, buttery, and packed with garlic flavor! This seafood butter sauce recipe is easy to make and perfect with your favorite seafood boil, shrimp boil, crawfish boil, and crab boil.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Seafood Boil Sauce, Seafood Butter Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 291kcal
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add 1/2 cup of butter and oil.
  • Once the butter is melted, add onions and stir fry until they’re soft.
  • Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add Old Bay seasoning, lemon pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Mix together.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the remaining butter.
  • Simmer until the butter is melted, stirring constantly.
  • Add chicken broth and cook for a few minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat. Pour the sauce over your favorite seafood boil or serve it as a dipping sauce.

Notes

  • Store the homemade seafood sauce in an airtight container and it’ll last about 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper to your preferred level for spiciness.
  • Seafood Boil Ingredients
    • 1 pound baby potatoes, halved
    • 1 lemon, sliced
    • 3 tablespoons Old bay seasoning
    • 4 ears corn on the cob cut into 3-4 inch pieces
    • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
    • 1 onion cut into a few pieces
    • 1/2 pound clams
    • 1 pound frozen crab claws or legs, or crawfish or lobster
    • 1 pound shrimp
  • How to Make Seafood Boil
    • Fill up a large pot with water. Add old bay seasoning, garlic, lemon, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil.
    • Add corn and baby potatoes into the water. Boil for 8 minutes.
    • Add sausage and onions . Cover with a lid and boil for an additional 10 minutes.
    • Add crab and clam. Boil for 2 minutes.
    • Add the shrimp. Boil for 3 minutes or until the shrimp is no longer pink.
    • Drain the water. Transfer the seafood boil to a serving plate or on the newspaper.
    • Serve with the seafood boil sauce and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1741IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg