Garlicky Seafood Boil Sauce with Butter Recipe

Elevate your seafood boil with this rich, buttery, and garlicky sauce. Perfect for dipping or drizzling over your favorite seafood, this sauce combines the robust flavors of garlic, spices, and butter to create a mouthwatering addition to any seafood feast.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (or seafood broth)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the olive oil to prevent the butter from burning.
  2. Once the butter is melted, add the minced garlic. Sauté until fragrant and lightly golden, about 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Stir in the paprika, Old Bay seasoning, cayenne pepper, lemon pepper seasoning, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Cook for another 1-2 minutes to toast the spices and enhance their flavors.
  4. Add the fresh lemon juice, chicken broth (or seafood broth), Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce (if using). Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Let the sauce simmer for about 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking or burning.
  6. Once the sauce has thickened slightly and is well combined, remove it from the heat. Stir in the chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness.
  7. Serve the garlicky seafood boil sauce warm, drizzling it over your cooked seafood or using it as a dipping sauce. Enjoy the rich, buttery, and flavorful goodness with your favorite seafood boil ingredients.

Note: This sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat gently before serving. Adjust the seasonings to your taste preference, adding more or less spice as desired.

Leave a Comment