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Crawfish Dipping Sauce Recipe

Seafood boil fans are all ears regarding the best seafood sauce for dipping. Everyone has their own favorite seafood dipping sauce.

Even if you have one already, you have to hear about the Crawfish Dipping Sauce recipe we’ve got for you today.

This sauce is perfect for dipping shrimp, crawfish, almost any type of seafood, and even veggies.

It is super easy and requires the ingredients you already have on hand.

Check your pantry, and let’s start whipping up that tangy and delicious Crawfish Dipping Sauce.

How to Make Crawfish Dipping Sauce

Although you’ll find a variety of Crawfish Dipping Sauces online, any of them could be prepared a few days before they are needed.

The flavors need time to blend and enhance the flavor of the boiled crawfish and pretty much anything you’d like to pair with it.

Making a dipping sauce could be as simple as melting butter and adding a few ingredients like onions, garlic, and maybe some hot sauce.

Although variations are endless, we’ve decided to share more of a classic Crawfish Dipping Sauce.

And here’s what you’ll need to grab for it.

Ingredients:

(12 servings)

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp chives finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 2 tbsp creole mustard

For the seasoning:

  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Instructions

Any dipping sauce is almost every time about the seasoning.

And when it comes to seasoning, everyone has ideas on how it should taste.

Correspondingly, this recipe is provided so you can add additional amounts of different ingredients to reach the flavor and consistency you desire.

This Crawfish Dipping Sauce recipe makes approximately 1 ½ cups of sauce.

However, you’re not tied to the proportions we offer. Scale up the recipe, add your favorite spice, and don’t be afraid to experiment.

Step 1:

Chop the chives finely, measure the Creole mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and horseradish, and squeeze the lemon juice.

Mix the spice blend in a small bowl.

Step 2:

Place sour cream and mayonnaise in a large measuring cup or small glass bowl.

Step 3:

Add Creole mustard, ketchup, prepared horseradish, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce and mix to blend the wet ingredients.

Step 4:

Add the spice blend you’ve mixed and chopped chives.

Stir vigorously to combine all of the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.

Use your sauce immediately or place it in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight.

Ingredient Substitution

As we’ve told you, you can mix your spice blend or substitute ingredients to reach your perfect dip.

If you like more heat, increase the amount of cayenne. If you want the recipe to be gluten-free, remove the sour cream.

You’re the chef, so it’s up to you. But we have a few suggestions for you.

1. Greek Yogurt

Greet yogurt is probably the best substitute for sour cream you’ll find. It is tangy and thick, just like sour cream, which makes it a perfect swap.

Regular yogurt won’t offer you this kind of thickness, but you have other liquid ingredients here, so you’ll be able to adjust the consistency.

For a vegan dipping sauce, you can use coconut milk or omit the sour cream altogether.

2. Siracha

Siracha is a hot sauce made from red jalapenos, serrano peppers, brown sugar, salt, garlic, water, and vinegar.

These ingredients combine to make a type of sauce that would work great as a ketchup substitute.

But note this is an “extra heat” substitute. So you might need to reduce some spices like cayenne and paprika.

3. Ginger

Although horseradish has plenty of substitutes, wasabi and mustard won’t work well for this Crawfish Dipping Sauce.

That’s why we suggest trying ginger. The amount you should use depends on your flavor preference.

Ginger won’t give you as heat as horseradish and could even negatively change the sauce’s flavor if you add too much. So be careful with this substitute.

4. Soy Sauce

Soy sauce is probably the simplest and the easiest substitute for Worcestershire sauce.

Indeed, you won’t get the same tartness or spice from soy sauce.

But there is plenty of umami and sweetness to compensate for that.

Besides, the consistency is the same, and it dissolves well. You might not even notice a swap.

What to Serve with Crawfish Dipping Sauce

The quickest thing that comes to mind when you think about the best Crawfish Dipping Sauce pairings is crawfish, chicken strips, fried artichoke hearts, fried shrimp, fried pickles, and pretty much anything else that’s been fried.

So, here is what will work best if you’re out of options.

Fried Chicken

The acidity and tanginess of the Crawfish Dipping Sauce help to cut through the richness of fried chicken dishes.

It is often used for chicken bites, fingers, and nuggets.

However, you can also use it on various other chicken dishes, such as grilled chicken or chicken salad.

Pepper Steak

The complex pack of Crawfish Dipping Sauce flavors also works great on beef dishes.

Although burgers and meatballs are a good idea, you must try them on the pepper steak first.

It’s beef stripes and bell peppers cooked in a savory sauce with hot and soy sauce.

What holds you from swapping that sauce with this Crawfish and sauteing veggies and beef?

Grilled Shrimp

The rich and smooth texture of this dipping cause makes anything taste better, including shrimp.

The best way to cook shrimp for Crawfish sauce is to grill it.

If anyone knows how to grill shrimp, it’s Texas Roadhouse, and we’ve just recently shared the grilled shrimp recipe.

So check it out to experience the warmth and spice of the perfectly grilled shrimp with notes of lemon, garlic, and paprika.

It’s finger-licking good. We promise.

How to Store Crawfish Dipping Sauce

Store-bought sauces have completely different storage guidance on the jar.

So don’t expect homemade ones to keep that long.

You have to store homemade Crawfish sauce in the fridge or freezer, depending on the period you want it to stay edible and fresh.

Store Crawfish Dipping Sauce in the Fridge

The fridge is the best place to store Crawfish dipping sauce.

Pack your sauce in an airtight container to avoid contamination, store it at the back of the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

However, discard the sauce and make a new batch if you see discoloring on the surface.

Store Crawfish Dipping Sauce in the Freezer

To store Crawfish sauce in the freezer, pour the leftover sauce into the freezer bag or sealed container and freeze for up to 5 months.

We recommend labeling the sauce for future use and not leaving it in there for too long.

Let the sauce thaw in the fridge for about 24 hours before using.

crawfish dipping sauce recipe

Crawfish Dipping Sauce Recipe

If you're planning to cook fish or chicken, you must try making this rich and savory Crawfish Dipping Sauce. You'd be surprised how versatile it is. Swap up the ingredients to make it suit your palate and fix a huge batch of sauce to complement your dishes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 46 kcal
Equipment
  • bowl
Ingredients
  
For the sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp chives finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tbp prepared horseradish
  • 2 tbsp creole mustard
For the seasoning
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
Instructions
 
  • Chop the chives finely, measure the Creole mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and horseradish, and squeeze the lemon juice. Mix the spice blend in a small bowl.
  • Place sour cream and mayonnaise in a large measuring cup or small glass bowl.
  • Add Creole mustard, ketchup, prepared horseradish, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce and mix to blend the wet ingredients.
  • Add the spice blend you've mixed and chopped chives. Stir vigorously to combine all of the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. 
    Use your sauce immediately or place it in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight.
Nutrition
Calories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 256mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 401IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

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