Crab Cake Sauce Recipe: Boost Your Seafood Flavor!

Crab cakes are a real treat all by themselves. With their crisp outer layer and moist inside, these flavorful seafood bites are perfect whether you’re serving them as an appetizer or enjoying a light lunch or dinner.

This smooth and zesty Old Bay Crab Cake Sauce is great with all kinds of seafood, like crab cakes and po’boys! Let me tell you, lump crab cakes are yummy on their own, but when you try them with this remoulade sauce, they become even better!

This sauce is made with only a few simple ingredients. And, it’s just what your crab cakes need to taste amazing!

Crab Cake Sauce Recipe

Crab Cake Sauce Recipe

Are you ready for some super tasty sauce to go with your fried seafood? You can make your spicy crab cake sauce in just a few minutes! This sauce is perfect for dipping your crispy seafood into. And the best part? You can change it up to taste exactly how you like it.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 295 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or Spoon for mixing
  • Small saucepan
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Hot sauce
  • 1 tsp Creole seasoning
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Capers without the juice
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sliced Chives


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Stir well until everything is mixed up nicely.
  • Now, pour this tasty sauce over your crab cakes and get ready for a flavor explosion!


  • Got some sauce left over? Put it in a container and keep it in the fridge. It’ll stay good for up to three days.
  • Do you want to change up the flavour? Here are some ideas:
  • If you like it spicy, add more hot sauce and seasoning. But remember more seasoning means more saltiness.
  • If you want to make it creamier, add more mayo.
  • If you like it tangy, squeeze in some extra lemon juice.
  • Feeling adventurous? Try adding some parsley, relish, horseradish, or different pickles to mix things up.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories295 kcal
Sodium1141 mg
Saturated fat4g

What Sauce Should I Use With Crab?

What Sauce Should I Use With Crab?

When it comes to crab cakes, there are lots of sauces you can try. But I recommend using remoulade sauce. It’s a winner!

What Can I Serve With Crab Cakes?

Keep it simple and let those crab cakes shine! But if you want some tasty side dishes, here are a few I love:

What’s the Difference Between Tartar Sauce and Remoulade?

Tartar sauce and remoulade are pretty similar, but there’s a small difference. Remoulade adds extra herbs, vinegar, and sometimes hot sauce for a bit of spice. Tartar sauce keeps it simple with mayo, capers, and sweet pickles.

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