It is summertime, and that means it is time for delicious seafood. One of my favorite ways to cook crab legs is by making a sauce out of them.
It’s no secret that people love seafood. There are a lot of ways to cook it, but there’s one thing for sure: if you want something juicy and delicious, your best bet is to make some crab sauce.
So, guys, could you understand what I am going to explain to you in this recipe? Yes, you got it right. Our today’s guide will be on the juicy crab sauce recipe.
Believe me, it’s not difficult, but it is a little bit time-consuming. But if you’re looking to make something really special and tasty for your dinner, then this is the recipe for you.
How do you serve cooked cold crab?
Many of us include cooked crab in our meals as part of a seafood dish. How do you serve them?
Well, if they are cold, many people place the crab legs on a bed of shredded lettuce or mixed greens dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.
A side sauce is usually not necessary because the fresh flavors from the seafood and vegetables are really enough to bring out all of their delicious complexities.
But, personally, I like to add a bit of sauce to my crab. Some people might think that adding too much sauce makes the seafood taste salty, but I disagree.
My theory is that if you season your seafood properly and give it some time in the heat, then it will naturally have a slightly salty flavor which can be enhanced by adding additional seasonings like soy sauce or garlic powder.
Do not forget about crab sauce when you’re cooking seafood. It’s a delicious and versatile seasoning that can be used in many different ways.
Whether you serve it as a dipping sauce for your seafood or add some to your salad for extra flavor and richness, crab sauce will definitely make your meal memorable.
What is crab sauce made of?
Let me assume that you never realized crab sauce was made of anything but seafood until now.
Crab sauce is actually a mixture of marjoram, kosher or spices, and/or flavorings like lemon juice and garlic.
The most popular ingredients are usually butter and eggs, although there are many variations in this basic recipe.
Though our special juicy crab sauce has many different ingredients specifically for crab and seafood, we like to keep things simple.
It’s a great way to bring out all the flavors in our seafood while also providing some vitamins and antioxidants. So, are you ready to get into it?
Juicy Crab Sauce Recipe
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time15 min
- Total Time20 min
- YieldCrab Sauce
- Serving Size4
- Energy433 cal
Ingredients of juicy crab sauce recipe
- 2 sticks of salted and unsalted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Sea salt, chili powder, and black pepper to taste
- 4 cups chicken broth (or seafood broth)
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 large onion
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of paprika
- 3 tablespoons of onion and garlic powder (Each)
- 1/2 tablespoon of old bay mix
- 1 tablespoon of marjoram
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon of lemon pepper
- 1 tablespoon of six pepper flakes
Instructions for juicy crab sauce recipe
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and stir in garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, and chili powder until garlic is fragrant
Add chicken broth and lemon juice.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes
Meanwhile, finely chop the onion up into small pieces (with the skin on)
When crab sauce has simmered for 10 minutes, add onions and continue simmering for 20 more minutes or until everything is tender
In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, paprika, onion and garlic powder, old bay mix, marjoram, cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, and six pepper flakes until well combined.
Pour crab sauce into a serving bowl and top with chopped onion if desired
Enjoy this delicious and healthy juicy crab sauce.
- Serving Size4
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*Standard DV
- Total Fat46.3 g78 g59.36%
- Saturated Fat29.1 g20 g145.5%
- Trans Fat- g
- Polyunsaturated Fat- g
- Monounsaturated Fat- g
- Cholesterol121 mg300 mg40.33%
- Sodium713 mg2300 mg31%
- Total Carbohydrate5.9 g275 g2.15%
- Dietary Fiber1.4 g28 g5%
- Total Sugars2 g
- Added Sugars- g50 g0%
- Sugar Alcohal- g
- Protein1.5 g50 g3%
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)- IU800 IU0%
- Calcium42 mg1300 mg3.23%
- Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
- Potassium124 mg4700 mg2.64%
- Vitamin A- mcg900 mcg0%
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)12 mg90 mg13.33%
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%
Pro Tips to make the recipe tastier:
1) Be careful while adding bay mix as it can overpower the crab flavor
2) If you don’t have onion and garlic powder, you can substitute 1 teaspoon of garlic powder or 2 teaspoons of onion flakes.
3) Use a large saucepan so that the butter and garlic don’t burn
4) Add chicken broth sparingly so as not to over-simmer and reduce flavor. You want it to simmer but not boil.
Health benefits of crab sauce
Without sauce, I can hardly admit that crab is tasty. But once sauce comes into the picture, I’m all in.
Crab sauce contains high levels of both antioxidants and nutrients like selenium and vitamin.
Selenium helps protect cells against many diseases, while vitamin B12 supports nerve function and energy production. In addition to being good for you, crab sauce is also delicious.
I must also admit that sauces can significantly increase calorie intake. So make sure not to overindulge and enjoy this delicious crab sauce in moderation.
This is the best juicy crab sauce recipe you will ever try. Not only does it taste delicious, but it also has an amazing aroma that makes you crave more.
Are you ready to make this homemade crab sauce? We are sure that by making this recipe, your family and friends will be asking for more time to devour this scrumptious delicacy.