Regardless of which part of the country they are found in, freshwater crustaceans go by the names of crawfish, crayfish, yabbies, and crawdads. Crawfish are typically steamed or boiled and resemble tiny lobsters in appearance. Although they are frequently served with cornbread, coleslaw, or hush puppies, the dipping sauce is what you must serve with the crawfish! You’ve come to the right place if you’re unsure of which sauce to serve. You’ll adore this dish, and the best part is that you can serve it with prawns and shrimp as well.
What Does Crawfish Taste Like?
If you’ve never had crawfish before and are curious about their flavor, they taste like a cross between crab, lobster, and shrimp, but with less salinity and more sweetness. Cajun seasoning, which infuses the meat with notes of cayenne, paprika, garlic, oregano, and other ingredients, is commonly used in traditional crawfish preparation. Because these flavors complement each other so well, this crawfish sauce contains the same ingredients that will enrich and complement the freshly prepared crawfish.
What Is Crawfish Dipping Sauce?
You serve crawfish with a dipping sauce called crawfish. Garlic, prepared horseradish, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, Cajun hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and a tiny bit of sugar are added to the recipe. These come together to make a delicious, creamy, spicy, and flavorful sauce that goes amazingly with crawfish.
How To Make Crawfish Sauce
All you have to do, as with most dipping sauces, is gather your ingredients and combine them in a bowl. It’s that simple — your sauce will be ready in 5 minutes! However, when it comes to these sauces, I always advise my friends to chill them for 30 minutes. This allows the flavors to develop and blend more effectively. As a result, always chill your sauce before serving!
Easy Crawfish Sauce
Preparation time: 5 minutes + inactive time
Serves: 1 cup
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tbsp Cajun hot sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp mustard, whole grain or yellow
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp prepared horseradish
- 1 tsp Cajun seasoning blend
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- Good pinch of sugar or some honey
1. Combine mayonnaise and ketchup in a medium bowl.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir everything together thoroughly.
3. Put the sauce in the fridge for 30 minutes.
4. Grab some crawfish and enjoy!
This sauce is highly customizable, and you can add as many or as few ingredients as you like. More Cajun seasoning, desired herbs (such as rosemary), lemon pepper seasoning, or a splash of pineapple juices — spicy, sweet, and citrusy go well together.
How To Store Crawfish Sauce
Transferring sauce into an airtight container and storing it in the fridge for up to two days is the simplest method for preserving it. Given that the sauce contains mayonnaise, I would not advise freezing it. While mayonnaise and mayo-based sauces can both be frozen without risk for three months, the ingredients will separate once thawed. Simply add vinegar or lemon juice and blend until emulsified to reunite them. The flavor of your crawfish sauce will change with these new additions, though.