Crab Butter Sauce
This easy crab butter sauce can be made four different ways. Try it plain, or season with lemon, garlic or cayenne. Serve with crab legs!
Servings: 8 servings (½ tablespoon each)
Crab Butter Sauce (Base):
- ¼ cup butter (½ stick)
- ½ lemon, juiced
- small pinch sea salt (optional) Omit if using salted butter or if serving along with heavily seasoned crab.
- 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
Melt the butter over medium-low heat.Allow the butter to melt but not brown. As soon as the butter melts, add any extra seasoning if desired (garlic, red pepper or lemon zest).Continue heating 1-2 minutes, or until the seasonings become fragrant.Stir in the lemon juice. Serve warm along with crab legs.
Make Ahead: Butter can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 6 months.
Freezing Tips: If freezing, you may want to portion the butter into smaller amounts by freezing in silicone molds (such as a silicone ice cube tray). Once frozen, transfer the frozen butter into an air-tight container.
Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg