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25 March 2019

My favorite creamy Cajun remoulade sauce recipe made with a base of mayo, sriracha, mustard and horseradish, spiked with the best spices. Perfect for seafood like shrimp, fried oysters, crab cakes or white fish. Very versatile and easy to make your own.

When it comes to versatile sauces, it doesn’t get any better than a simple, easy remoulade. I’ve seen it called by many names – crab cake sauce, shrimp sauce, shrimp remoulade – which just highlights that versatility.

The classic remoulade is a product of French cuisine, which infuses mayo with capers, pickles and seasonings, and sometimes hard boiled egg. It is very much like a tartar sauce this way.

With a Louisiana style remoulade sauce, the recipe is spiced up in different ways that make it unique, and frankly perfect for any spicy or non spicy food lover. It’s HUGE on flavor, something we all crave.

Let’s talk about how it is made, shall we?

Cajun Remoulade ready to serve

Cajun Remoulade Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha (or use chili sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard (or use Creole mustard)
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish (I used HOT)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or use garlic powder)
  • Juice from half a lemon (lemon juice)
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning blend
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce to taste

Cajun Remoulade Sauce Recipe Directions

First, gather up your ingredients and add them to a small bowl.

Cajun Remoulade ingredients in a bowl

Whisk them all together, like so, for a chunkier remoulade.

Cajun Remoulade being whisked in a bowl

Alternatively, you can process them together in a blender or food processor to achieve a smoother remoulade sauce.

Cajun Remoulade in a food processor

Finally, refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let the flavors mingle.

BOOM! DONE! I love how simple this easy remoulade sauce can be. Cajun style!

Cajun Remoulade in a bowl

Recipe Variations

This is my preferred remoulade sauce recipe, made Cajun or Creole style, but you can easily adjust the ratios and ingredients to your own preferences.

I sometimes enjoy adding roasted red peppers to the mix. Process it all until smooth. You’ll love the extra flavors and sweetness the roasted peppers bring to the sauce. So awesome.

You can add a touch of saltiness and brininess by adding capers and/or chopped pickled. Pickled peppers are nice, too.

You can add other ingredients, too. Roasted red pepper remoulade is AWESOME. Green onions are nice, too.

You can make a light remoulade sauce version by substituting part of the mayo with either plain yogurt, Mexican crema, or American sour cream.

Home cooks can easily adjust to make their own favorite version.

Cajun Remoulade on a spoon

What to Serve with Cajun Remoulade Sauce?

I could list so many foods that benefit from a great Cajun remoulade. Here are some ideas:

  • Grilled or fried fish – think whitefish like catfish, tilapia, swordfish, etc
  • Shrimp – Fried shrimp, cold shrimp, grilled shrimp. Shrimp!
  • Chicken – Grilled or roasted chicken is so delicious with this sauce
  • Crab Cakes – they don’t call it crab cake sauce for nothing!
  • Fried Oysters
  • Fish Sticks
  • Sandwiches – Shrimp po’ boy sandwich, oyster po’boys, any po’boy sandwich you can think of
  • Fried Green Tomatoes – a must
  • Fried Pickles
  • Dipping Sauce for Hard Boiled Eggs

The list goes on. Such a wonder sauce.

What’s the Difference Between Remoulade Sauce and Tartar Sauce?

Remoulade sauce and tartar sauce are both mayo based sauces, but differ in the other ingredients used to round it out. Tartar sauce focuses on sweet pickles and capers.

Remoulades use more savory pickles (if used), as well as other vegetables. You’ll get greater difference with this Cajun style, which incorporates spicier elements like hot sauce and horseradish.

Try Some of My Other Popular Easy Sauce Recipes

Cajun Remoulade in a bowl, ready to serve with your favorite foods

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Cajun Remoulade Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 mins
 
My favorite creamy Cajun remoulade sauce recipe made with a base of mayo, sriracha, mustard and horseradish, spiked with the best spices. Perfect for seafood like shrimp, fried oysters, crab cakes or white fish. Very versatile and easy to make your own.
Course: Main Course, sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, recipe, sauce, spicy
Servings: 16 tablespoons
Calories: 51 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
Ingredients
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha or use chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard or use Creole mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish I used HOT
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 jalapeno pepper minced
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (or use garlic powder)
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning blend
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Alternatively, you can process them together in a blender or food processor to achieve a smoother remoulade sauce.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let the flavors mingle.
  3. Serve!
Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Mild, though there is a lot of flavor. You can easily spice things up by adding a spicy chili pepper to the mix.

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Remoulade Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Vitamin C 3.5%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This is the best remoulade sauce of them all! I love it Cajun style. Nice and spicy and big on flavor. Enjoy.

Cajun Remoulade Sauce - My favorite creamy Cajun remoulade sauce recipe made with a base of mayo, sriracha, mustard and horseradish, spiked with the best spices. Perfect for seafood like shrimp, fried oysters, crab cakes or white fish. Very versatile and easy to make your own. #Cajun #Sauce

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