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Homemade Remoulade Sauce

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This homemade remoulade sauce recipe is so delicious, creamy, and flavorful and it’s the perfect addition to your favorite seafood, like crab cakes. Wonderfully tangy, it’s made for dipping! Ready to use in minutes, this is sure to become a family favorite!

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Remoulade sauce, oh how I love thee! It’s a sauce that I would eat a lot of in restaurants, especially when I ordered crab cakes. Thing is, now that I make crab cakes at home, I found that I needed to learn how to make the sauce at home or find one that I loved in the stores.

This remoulade sauce is the Louisiana-style remoulade, made with a creamy mayonnaise base with additional flavorings of sweet relish, paprika, creole seasoning, and horseradish.

It’s a sauce loved by Southerns and generally served alongside seafood dishes as well as fried dishes. I typically find it paired along with my favorite appetizers when we go out to eat.

I’m a huge fan of homemade sauces and played around with ingredients until I found a remoulade I fell in love with. The flavor combination is complex, in a good way, resulting in a tangy and bright creamy sauce.

Be sure to try my Vinegar BBQ Sauce and Chimichurri Sauce too!

How to make homemade remoulade sauce

  • Whisk ingredients in a bowl. Serve and enjoy. Keep refrigerated.

How long does it keep?

Once you have made up your remoulade sauce, you can use it straight away, or transfer it to a sealable glass jar or bottle and it will keep well for up to a week. Because it’s made with mayonnaise it’s not freezable and it’s best not to leave it out at room temperature for more than a couple of hours.

Can you make it spicy?

This sauce is full of amazing flavors, but I prefer to not make it spicy so that it’s more family friendly. If you prefer a bit more of a kick with your sauce you can easily amp it up my mixing in some cayenne pepper or chili flakes to suit your tastes.

spoon lifting remoulade saice

Can you make it healthier?

When it comes to mayonnaise based dips, I much prefer the texture and flavor of full fat, but you can use a reduced fat one if you prefer. To reduce calories and fat, you could also swap some of the mayo for Greek yogurt so that you don’t loose that creaminess.

What do you serve with it?

This homemade remoulade sauce is made for dipping, drizzling, and sharing! It’s great with seafood and fried foods and it’s a definite must-have for your next game day!

Hope you enjoy this remoulade sauce as much as we do!

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • For best results, use fresh lemon juice in this recipe. It’s so much zingier than bottled and will give the sauce a fresh tang.
  • Use a whisk to combine the ingredients together. It will be quicker and result in a smoother sauce than if you used a spoon.
  • Keep covered and refrigerated for up to a week.

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Homemade Remoulade Sauce

This homemade remoulade sauce is delicious and tangy and full of flavor. Serve it along side your favorite seafood dishes.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy remoulade sauce, dipping sauce for seafood, remoulade sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 138kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet relish
  • ½ Tablespoon paprika
  • 2 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 clove garlic grated

Instructions

  • Whisk ingredients in a bowl. Serve and enjoy. Keep refrigerated.

Notes

  • For best results, use fresh lemon juice in this recipe. It’s so much zingier than bottled and will give the sauce a fresh tang.
  • Use a whisk to combine the ingredients together. It will be quicker and result in a smoother sauce than if you used a spoon.
  • Keep covered and refrigerated for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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This post was updated on 4/13/2022 with additional photos and helpful information.

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Maria Ramos Félix Castellanos

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

I will do it for tomorrow, thanks!

Brenda

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

This sauce is good! I made my own creole seasoning, but can’t add too much as it’s a bit spicy. This remoulade sauce is good on so many things. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Phil

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Did you just call Remoulade American cousine?

Tanya

Thursday 11th of March 2021

I said people in the South love it. I live in the South. I love it.

Kimberly Buchwald

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

FANTASTIC!! This is a keeper. Served with fried oysters

Tom

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

Made this tonight had to substitute smoked paprika as we were out of regular paprika, tasted great on our crab cakes