Few things make life easier including this Cajun butter sauce. A simple homemade sauce that comes together in minutes with mild heat and with rich garlic flavors.
Additionally, Cajun butter sauce is a great way to add an extra layer of interest to any dish. For those who love the taste of flavorful seafood dishes that's packed some serious heat, this spicy sauce can meet your expectations.
It’s not only about its amazing flavor and aroma, but it can also elevate even the simplest recipes to restaurant-quality dishes.
So if you're looking for an efficient way to add some excitement and creativity to your regular cooking, look no further than this Cajun butter sauce(like these, boom boom sauce, Asian zing sauce)!
When it comes to cooking with seafood, this spicy blend is perfect for adding a punch of flavors-from classic recipes to modern creations.
Other than the seafood dishes, we try infusing its bold and complex flavors to the classic everyday recipes as well.
Whether it's hot chocolate or deviled eggs, making Cajun style food became a part of our routine over every weekend like this Cajun coleslaw, Cajun breakfast cups.
Not to mention, the results have always been amazing. And this Cajun butter sauce is one of its kind that could become your favorite go-to recipe! .
Why is this Cajun butter sauce the best?
- It's a simple and straightforward recipe and very convenient to make.
- This homemade Cajun butter sauce could easily compete with any ready-made store-bought sauces.
- Additionally, the depth of flavor that this Cajun butter sauce can provide is incredibly intelligent. Plus, it could immediately transfer a simple recipe to a restaurant worthy dish.
How to make this Cajun butter sauce
Whether you're serving up steak and seafood or chicken nuggets or fries, serving this Cajun butter sauce as a dip provides an incredible depth of flavor that is sure to impress your friends and family.
Butter. The main ingredient in this recipe. Butter’s natural flavor gives this Cajun butter sauce a satisfying richness and luscious texture. But also it has valuable nutritional properties.
Garlic. Besides its health benefits, it also works great as a flavor booster. This ingredient can alone take this dipping sauce a one step further. Delivers a delicious melt in your mouth Cajun flavors.
Onion. I have used red onion, but yellow onion also works well here.
Jalapeno. Cajun sauce is known for its spiciness, and jalapeño is one of its reliable spice sources. Do you have heat tolerance? no worries. You can control the heat by adjusting the amount of seeds and the rib(the white membrane inside the jalapeno).
For instance, if you want to keep your sauce mild, remove the seeds on the white membrane. And simply add the flesh of jalapeño. On the other hand, if you want to make your sauce with a punch, add along with its seeds and the rib. But make sure to wear a pair of gloves to avoid any skin irritations.
When you want the Cajun butter sauce with no heat but retain all the brilliant flavors, you may substitute jalapeño with the bell pepper.
Cajun seasoning. I have used the homemade Cajun seasoning, however you may use the store-bought Cajun seasoning as well..
Flour. The flour helps to thicken the sauce and gives it a creamy consistency that is perfect for dipping or coating the foods like meats or vegetables.
Prepping. Firstly, mince the garlic. Cut the jalapeños and remove the core and the seeds. And chop the jalapeño finely. Reserve the seeds and the rib, you may add it later according to your heat tolerance. Now set everything aside.
Cooking. Place a pan over medium heat, add butter and allow it to melt.
Now add minced garlic, chopped onion, chopped jalapeno, and salt and cook for about two minutes or until the garlic is fragrant.
Then add the flour and stir for a couple of seconds or until flour is cooked and slightly changes its color.
Remove from the heat. Using the blender, pulse until it turns to a smoother consistency.
How to serve
As a dipping sauce. A good dipping sauce can add a ton of flavor and excitement to any dish, like these, goat cheese stuffed mini peppers, spicy green beans.
As a salad dressing. Serve as a salad dressing, that coats the salad ingredients evenly. A good enhancer for the salad recipes like, spicy kale salad.
As a glaze. It perfectly matches up to glaze over seafood recipes like pan seared salmon, shrimp BBQ, or these spicy garlic lime chicken, cedar grilled lemon chicken, cedar plank salmon.
How to store?
Refrigerate. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Freezer. This Cajun dipping sauce is a freezer friendly recipe. Transfer the Cajun butter sauce in a freezer safe container for up to three months.
To thaw. Let the sauce sit overnight in the refrigerator and serve at room temperature.
Chili pepper. Swap jalapeno with mild chili pepper varieties like bell pepper or poblano pepper for mild heat. And habanero or cayenne pepper for intense heat.
Butter. Unsalted butter is mentioned in this recipe, if you are using salted butter adjust the salt quantity accordingly.
Vegan. For vegan dietary restriction, opt for vegan butter or plant based butter.
Skillet. A good quality skillet with a heavy bottom ensures even heating.
Measuring tools. A primary tool that every kitchen should have for fuss free cooking.
- 4 tablespoon butter unsalted
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 2 tablespoon onion
- 2 tablespoon jalapeno cored and seeded
- 2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon flour
- Mince the garlic, and remove the core and the seeds of jalapeno. And chop the jalapeno's flesh finely. And set aside.
- Over medium heat, place a pan, add butter and allow it to melt.
- Now add minced garlic, chopped onion, chopped jalapeno, and salt.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes, until garlic is fragrant.
- Now add the flour and stir for a few seconds until the flour gets cooked and slightly changes its color.
- And remove from the heat.
- And blend it until it turns to a smooth consistency.
Love the kick this gives! So good, thank you!
Obsessed with this garlicky spicy sauce. I used it for pasta and it was an instant hit at home
Yum, this. Cajun butter sauce sounds like it would be amazing on shrimp!
Holy cow, does that sound good! I love the versatility of this sauce. Anytime I can make a recipe that can be used in so many ways, I'm excited.
This sounds like a delicious butter sauce! I love infusing butters with extra flavor. Going to try this one very soon!