Remoulade Sauce for Crab Cakes

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I love crab cakes, but what takes them to the next level is having this amazing sauce on top! This Remoulade Sauce for Crab Cakes is the perfect dreamy creamy topper for this party favorite. Using simple ingredients, this homemade remoulade sauce recipe is sure to impress your guests over the holidays!

One of my favorite things about entertaining over the holidays is preparing, serving, and eating finger foods! One obvious crowd pleaser is crab cakes. This remoulade sauce is the perfect flavorful sauce, because it is the perfect dipping sauce for so many different foods. I like to refer to it as a more flavorful aioli the is perfect with great seafood but also French fries and other finger foods! When I am preparing a grazing table full of an assortment of small bites, I love to put this sauce in a small mixing bowl at the right place on the table next to all the items I can see going well with this common condiment.

Remoulade Sauce on Crab Cakes
remoulade sauce for crab cakes

What is Remoulade Sauce?

Louisiana-style remoulade is a creamy sauce that finds its roots in Cajun cuisine from the Southern United States. It is enjoyed as a condiment for many traditional dishes from the South, including fried fish, fried dill pickles, po'boy sandwiches, fried green tomatoes - and obviously - Maryland crab cakes! In Denmark, they even put this sauce on their hot dogs and French fries! It is one of the best sauces for how versatile it is. It brings in such amazing flavor from the creole seasoning but is balanced out so well with the mayonnaise base.

It is not surprising that this French sauce made its way to the Cajun kitchens of Louisiana, as there is a lot of French influence in the region. This is especially try of the cuisine in the area, and remoulade over crab cakes is definitely a Southern classic!

I have a special place in my heart for Louisiana-style cooking, as I have had my own experiences exploring the cuisine of New Orleans when I travelled there in 2018. I got to experience first hand this perfect condiment on the most incredible po'boy sandwich on a post Bourbon street hungover brunch. Louisiana remoulade sauce is by far the perfect seafood seasoning when eating in the South.  
Remoulade Sauce on Crab Cakes
remoulade sauce for crab cakes

What Do I Need to Make Remoulade Sauce for Crab Cakes?

While the remoulade sauce ingredients are available in the recipe card below, here are some tips on what you will need to make this great and simple recipe.

  • Half fat mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Chopped fresh chives
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Lemon zest
  • Paprika
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Hot sauce, preferably Tabasco sauce

I love to accompany this with my favorite crab cake recipe drizzled over the crab cakes and topped with chopped green onions, fresh chives, and extra crab meat!

Remoulade Sauce on Crab Cakes
remoulade sauce for crab cakes

How to Prepare the Best Remoulade Sauce

This remoulade recipe is ridiculously easy since there is really only one step involved!

Add all of your ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together until well combined. If you prefer to have an extra creamy sauce without any noticeable chives, then you can add the ingredients to a food processor and mix on high until very well combined. That's it! Simply drizzle over your homemade crab cakes instead of tartar sauce, top with your green onions, and enjoy!

Remoulade Sauce on Crab Cakes
remoulade sauce for crab cakes

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Remoulade Sauce for Crab Cakes

I love crab cakes, but what takes them to the next level is having this amazing sauce on top! This Remoulade Sauce for Crab Cakes is the perfect dreamy creamy topper for this party favorite. Using simple ingredients, this homemade remoulade sauce recipe is sure to impress your guests over the holidays!

Author:
Kirsten

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Half fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce

Instructions

  1. Add all of your ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together until well combined. If you prefer to have an extra creamy sauce without any noticeable chives, then you can add the ingredients to a food processor and mix on high until very well combined. That's it! Simply drizzle over your homemade crab cakes instead of tartar sauce, top with  green onions if you like, and enjoy!

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