Garlic butter seafood boil sauce. Add this spicy sauce to your favorite seafood boil, and use some on the side to dip the yumminess in!
Being from Houston, crawfish season is a HUGE deal. Any and every chance Houstonians get, they have a crawfish boil, or attend a crawfish boil. I’ve always wondered if the obsession is more for the fellowship amongst company, or is the obsession really about that tiny piece of meat that comes out of the tail of the mud bug? Personally, I never really got into them. I would go to the crawfish boils for the beer, corn on the cob, and sausage. Ohhhhh but wait! I have friends that add crab legs to their boil, and mmmmmmmm! I have a confession… I’m obsessed with crab legs! I mean, isn’t everybody!?
My obsession for crab legs began later in life… I feel like you don’t truly appreciate them until you have to buy them, because they’re on the pricey side. It’s almost as if you love them because they cost so much! No, but seriously, no matter how they’re cooked, as long as you have a side of butter to dip that juicy piece of meat in- it’s a delicacy! There’s nothing like cracking that shell open in the right spot and pulling out the WHOLE, juicy piece of crab meat. Then when you add in your corn-on-the-cob, sausage, and shrimp, it’s a whole meal!
This recipe for the Garlic Butter Seafood sauce is amazing. You will love it! Make it super spicy, or not so spicy by adjusting your cayenne and red pepper flakes. You MUST add the Old Bay seasoning though, it gives it that amazing tangy flavor that pairs beautifully with your seafood. You will need a large stock pot to cook everything in, and then it’s on and poppin’! Trust me, you haven’t experienced seafood until you add this sauce!!
Now that my mouth is watering…. enjoy this recipe!
- 5 clusters Snow crab legs, washed thoroughly
- 1 pound Shrimp, deveined, tail on
- 1 pound Andouille sausage, cut into thick slices
- 6 Corn on the cob
- 6 Baby red potatoes
- 5 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
- 1 whole Lemon, juiced
- 3 Bay leaves
SEAFOOD BOIL SAUCE
- 3 tablespoons Garlic, diced
- 1 whole Onion, diced
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 4 sticks Butter
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
Seasoning (adj. level of spiciness to your liking)
- 3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
- 3 tablespoons Paprika
- 1 tablespoon Cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon Red pepper flakes
- Fill up a large stock pot with water, leaving enough room at the top to add ingredients. Bring to a light boil.
- Add crab legs, sausage, corn, potatoes, and all the seasoning. Boil for 15 minutes.
- Add the shrimp. Boil for 5 minutes (shrimp will turn pink, do not overcook).
- Drain water and remove bay leaves. Transfer to serving dish or leave in the stock pot.
- Pour that delicious garlic butter sauce all over (recipe below).
GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
- Melt one stick of butter and olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add onions and sauté until they become translucent.
- Add Garlic and saute for 30 seconds, stirring constantly so garlic doesn't burn. Add juice of the lemon, and all the seasonings. Adjust cayenne and red pepper to your level of spiciness.
- Add remaining 3 sticks of butter. Simmer until butter is melted, stir constantly. Pour over your favorite seafood and/or reserve some for dipping.
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