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Crab Boil Sauce Recipe

If you’re looking for a delicious dip, then you’ve come to the right place. My crab boil sauce recipe is no ordinary combination of spices but a perfect blend of robust flavor and mildly hot zing that will set your taste buds on fire.

What is Crab Boil Sauce?

Crab boil sauce is a spicy vinegar-based condiment that is typically served with boiled seafood. The origin of the name “crab boil” or “crabby boil” comes from the fact that this sauce is commonly used in preparing seafood dishes by boiling them in a large pot.

It is typically made using Old Bay Seasoning and other spices such as paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and celery seed. It also has a tangy flavor due to the use of vinegar and lemon juice.

Ingredients

Check the recipe card at the end of this post for precise ingredients measurements

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Crabs

Crabs
Crabs

Crabs are a popular ingredient for making this sauce because they have a very distinct flavor that goes well with other ingredients and seasonings. The meat from a crab is also very versatile, so you can use it in many different ways.

White Vinegar

White vinegar
White vinegar

White vinegar is used in this sauce to reduce the amount of sodium in the sauce. By adding white vinegar, you are able to achieve a flavor that is similar to that of a traditional crab boil sauce without using as much salt.

Old Bay Seasoning

Old Bay Seasoning
Old Bay Seasoning

Old Bay Seasoning is a spice mix that usually contains celery salt, mustard, paprika, red pepper flakes and other herbs and spices. It is used in this sauce because it contains mustard powder, which helps to blend the flavors of all the other ingredients together.

How to make crab boil sauce

  1. In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the crab boil, bay leaf, and onion.
  2. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until crab is cooked through.
  3. Remove from heat and drain, reserving liquid for use in step 4 below.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the softened butter, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and black pepper; whisk until well-blended. Add more hot sauce if desired. Stir in 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid from Step 3 above.

What to serve with?

When you’re hosting a party, it pays to have a few go-to recipes for your guests. If you want to serve crab boil sauce, it’s important to know how far in advance you can make it, and what foods it goes with.

To get the most out of your crab boil sauce, consider serving it alongside:

Tips

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, there’s always room for improvement. Here are some tips for making your sauce—which is essential to the flavor of any crab boil—much better:

  • Add garlic. Garlic brings out the best in everything, and it’s no different with this boil sauce. Try adding a clove or two of minced garlic to your next batch of sauce.
  • Add some heat! If you’re looking to add some extra spice to your crab boil, try adding a dash of cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes (or both) to your next batch of sauce. You can also add hot sauce if you want more kick!
  • Add some sweetness! For those who want their sauce on the sweeter side, try adding a little bit of honey or brown sugar to your next batch of sauce—it’ll give you that perfect balance between savory and sweet!
  • Make sure it’s thick enough! A crab boil is typically served over rice, so make sure that your crab boil has enough body so that it doesn’t run off the rice when you serve it.

Storage

The best way to store your crab boil sauce is in a tightly sealed container. You can store it in the refrigerator, or you can freeze it for up to a year. You should also keep the sauce in a cool place, away from direct sunlight and heat.

Reheating

Reheating this sauce is easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. Put the sauce in a microwave-safe container and cover it with a lid or plastic wrap.
  2. Heat for about 30 seconds so that it’s just warm enough to be spreadable but not too hot to eat immediately.
  3. Spread on your favorite food!

Health Benefits

Crab boil sauce has a ton of health benefits, including:

  • Fat loss – This sauce is high in fiber and protein, so it helps you feel fuller for longer and can help with weight loss. You don’t have to eat a truckload of the sauce to see results, just one or two tablespoons a day will do the trick!
  • Blood pressure control – The sauce contains potassium and magnesium, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Heart health – It also contains vitamin C, which helps prevent heart disease by protecting blood vessels from damage and reducing cholesterol levels.
  • Eye health – This sauce contains beta carotene, which helps prevent cataracts and macular degeneration by reducing free radical damage to the eyes.

Nutritional facts

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon (9g)

  • Calories: 45
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Sodium: 510mg

Conclusion

Figuring out what sauce to use for your dish can be difficult and frustrating. Use this recipe next time you want to make crab boil sauce, and you will find it easier than ever before. Crab boil is a tasty meal that many people enjoy, and the flavors are great. Be sure to try these sauce recipes if you have never done crab boil before or if you have enjoyed it in the past.

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Crab Boil Sauce

Crab Boil Sauce

Crab boil sauce is a spicy vinegar-based condiment that is typically served with boiled seafood.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dips
Cuisine asian
Servings 4
Calories 45 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 ibs live crabs
  • ½ cup White vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp old bay seasoning
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder

Instructions
 

  • In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the crab boil, bay leaf, and onion.
  • Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until crab is cooked through
  • Remove from heat and drain, reserving liquid for use
  • In a large bowl, combine the softened butter, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and black pepper; whisk until well-blended. Add more hot sauce if desired. Stir in 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid

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