Cajun Butter Sauce

This sauce is simple to throw together for dipping with shrimp, lobster, scallops, or any seafood of choice. A little bit of heat and a whole lot of love. Leftover holds up well. Just cover and refrigerate and then zap in the microwave until butter is melted.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
13 mins


  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Louisiana®)

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, garlic, hot sauce, and parsley flakes.

  2. Cook for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
23g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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