Few things make life easier, including this Cajun butter sauce. A simple homemade dressing that comes together in minutes with mild heat and 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 are packed with some serious heat, this spicy sauce can meet your expectations.
It’s not only about its fantastic flavor and aroma but can elevate even the most straightforward recipes to restaurant-quality dishes.
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(like this blackened Mahi Mahi), we also try infusing its bold and complex flavors into the classic everyday recipes.
Not to mention, the results have always been exceptional. 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 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 brilliant. Plus, it could immediately transform a simple recipe into a restaurant-worthy dish.
How to make this Cajun butter sauce
Whether you're serving up steak and seafood chicken nuggets or fries, serving this Cajun butter sauce as a dip provides an incredible depth of flavor that will 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 it also 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 one step further. Delivers delicious 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, remove the seeds on the white membrane to keep your sauce mild. And add the flesh of jalapeño. On the other hand, if you 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 homemade Cajun seasoning. However, you may use 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 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 them later according to your heat tolerance. Now, set everything aside.
Cooking. Place a pan over medium heat, add butter, and let it melt.
Add minced garlic, chopped onion, 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 it 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 salad dressing: Serve as a salad dressing that coats the salad ingredients evenly. It is a good enhancer for salad recipes like spicy kale salad.
How to store?
Refrigerate. Store leftover Cajun butter sauce 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 to 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 gentle 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 restrictions, 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.
Printable recipe card
Cajun butter sauce
- 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.