This delicious Blove's Seafood Sauce Boil Sauce Recipe is a gift to the universe from YouTuber B Love. Blove's Seafood Sauce is an internet sensation and now this rich, savory, buttery sauce can be yours any night of the week!
This popular YouTuber was kind enough to share an outline of her recipe on her YouTube page. But every ingredient in the spice-packed seasoning combination lists a range of measurements and optional ingredients. So I was determined to test the recipe and come up with the measurements and combinations that worked best for all my favorite types of seafood.
Here it is, team! My favorite version of Blove's Seafood Boil Sauce.
Here's what you'll need to make this recipe:
Before we get to the step by step directions, a few notes about the ingredients:
Butter: melted butter is the foundation for this easy seafood sauce. I use salted butter and I never have to salt the finished sauce. But if you only have unsalted, just taste your finished sauce and add a pinch of salt, if needed.
Ginger: the recipe calls for fresh ginger, which adds amazing flavor to the final sauce. If you want to substitute powdered ginger, start with ¼ teaspoon.
Old Bay Seasoning: if you don't have this classic seafood mix, add your favorite seafood seasoning as substitute.
Oregano: dried oregano works best here. If using fresh, reduce to ½ teaspoon.
Brown sugar: the recipe calls for a small amount of brown sugar to balance out all the savory flavors. Use your favorite sugar-free substitute, if needed.
For full ingredient list and measurements, see the printable recipe card below.
Step by step instructions:
1. Combine spices
To begin, combine all of the dry spices in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
2. Cook aromatics
Heat a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add all four sticks of butter. Once melted, add roughly chopped onion, crushed garlic cloves and fresh ginger. Cook the aromatics in the butter until fragrant and tender, 6-8 minutes. Monitor the heat and reduce to medium-low heat, if needed, to keep the vegetables from browning at all.
3. Combine broth and remaining ingredients
Once the garlic, onion and ginger are tender, add chicken broth (or seafood stock), Worcestershire, hot sauce and fresh lemon juice to the pan of butter and vegetables. Stir to combine and continue cooking the mixture for about 2 minutes.
4. Add spice mix to stock
Finally, add the Cajun spice mix to the pan. You can start by adding half the spices, then simmer and taste, adding more, as needed. Stir and simmer for another 2 minutes.
5. Blend sauce
Use an immersion blender to crush up the tender onions, garlic and ginger, and emulsify the sauce. Without blending, all butter-based seafood sauce will separate into a top greasy layer of butter, and all of the spices and aromatics sink to the bottom.
6. Serve and enjoy
When emulsified, Blove's sauce turns into a smooth and buttery delicious sauce that packs huge flavor into each bite. Serve over seafood boil, fish, meat, lobster potatoes or veggies.
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FAQ's and Serving Suggestions:
As written, the sauce has a medium to low level of heat, but a metric ton of flavor. If you're looking for a more spicy seafood sauce experience, make the recipe and blend the sauce, then taste and add your favorite spicy ingredient - cayenne, hot sauce, red pepper flakes or even chili oil. If you're looking for a savory sauce without heat, omit those spicy elements from your seafood sauce. Once you've finished the sauce and blended it, taste and adjust seasoning. You can always serve your seafood sauce alongside a bottle of Tabasco Sauce and let your guests spice their own dinner!
It is a dipping sauce for seafood that was invented by a YouTuber Blove, known for doing Mukbang – videos where creators eat large amounts of food, usually with a live audience. The seafood dipping sauce went viral and became so popular that it's selling on Amazon as Bloves Smackalicious Sauce.
Some of my favorite seafood dishes to serve with a huge bowl of sauce from this B Love seafood sauce:
Baked King Crab Legs or Snow Crab
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
The sauce can also be used over chicken, pork chops, steak, roast and every kind of seafood.
Blending is optional! Without using an immersion blender, all butter-based seafood sauce will separate into a top layer of melted butter, and all of the spices and aromatics sink to the bottom. But when emulsified, Blove's sauce turns into a smooth and buttery sauce that packs huge flavor evenly into each bite. If you're not going to blend the sauce, be sure to mince or finely dice your ginger, garlic and onion before adding it to the butter and cooking.
To store leftover sauce, transfer to an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months. To reheat frozen sauce, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and heat over medium in a saucepan until warm.