Boiling Kickin Crab Sauce Recipe

When it comes to crab sauces, they are the best in the world. Boiling kickin crab sauce recipe generally includes corn and potatoes. Feel free to include other seafood, such as crab, lobster, clams, mussels, etc., as well as your favorite spicy or mild sausages.

You’ll be preparing this dish over and over again because of the balance of butter, garlic, lemon pepper, cajun seasoning, old bay, cayenne pepper, and paprika. 

It gives such a tasty and delicious flavor. I can tell you after one bite, I was hooked. I had never had shrimp served that way before, so I knew I had to attempt to make it myself.

Boiling Kickin Crab Sauce Recipe

Boiling Kickin Crab Sauce Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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It is an easy boiling kickin crab sauce recipe but be careful not to overcook the seafood as they may turn rubbery and hard. If you’d like, after peeling the seafood, you may dip them in the extra sauce for even more taste.

Just remember to eat the seafood with your hands to get the complete experience.


  • Cajun Spice 2 Tablespoons

  • Paprika 2 Tablespoons

  • Brown Sugar 2 Tablespoons 

  • Lemon Pepper 2 Tablespoons

  • Old bay seasoning 2 Tablespoons

  • Cayenne Pepper 2 Tablespoons

  • Fresh Peeled Garlic 2 Cups

  • Butter 4 Sticks 

  • Sprite 1 Cup 

  • Shrimp  1 Lb 

  • Clams 2 Lbs 

  • Mussels  2 Lbs 

  • Corn 3 Pcs

  • Hot Sausages 1 Pack 

  • Red Potatoes  4

how to make Kickin Crab Sauce

  • Prepare The Spices: In a small bowl put Cajun, and Paprika then mix it. Take another small bowl and put Lemon pepper, Cayenne Pepper, set that aside. Now put brown sugar in a bowl. Take again a small bowl and put Old bay seasoning. 
    Prepare The Spices
  • Combine All The Spices: In a large bowl combine all the dry prepared spices. And set that aside.
    Combine All The Spices
  •  Blend The Garlic: Take a blender jug, put garlic cloves and blend it. Blend garlic until it becomes a little bit pasty.
     Blend The Garlic
  • Marinate The Shrimp: In a large bowl put shrimp then add sprite. Mix it and leave it for a while.
    Marinate The Shrimp
  • Make The Sauce: Take a large pan and put butter. When the butter melts, add garlic. Then add dry seasonings. Stir it to combine well. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Make The Sauce
  • Cook Seafoods: Steam one by one mussels, clams to open up. Boil shrimp in sprite then add sauce to shrimp. Add clams and mussels and stir it. Then add sausages, corn, potatoes and stir it nicely to combine well. 
     Cook Seafoods
  • Serving: Add crab sauce to a big bowl. Serve hot for actual taste.Serving

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Who Owns Kickin ‘Crab?

Tri Nguyen is the proprietor of the franchise location. The Kickin’ Crab, a seafood restaurant with an Asian take on Cajun food, first launched in 2010 and currently has 20 locations in California, Texas, and now St. Louis, according to Kickin’ Crab manager Virgil Valmonte.

What is crab boil seasoning made of?

Ans: Crab boil seasoning contains pickling spices, sea salt, mustard seeds, peppercorns, pepper flakes, celery seeds, chives, ginger, oregano, and bay leaves.

What spices go well with seafood?

Ans: Try fresh flavors like dill, parsley, sage, garlic, and chives, which go especially well with fish, if you want to stick to traditional herbs and spices. All forms of seafood, especially salmon, go nicely with fresh dill and chives because they give your dishes a delicate, strong taste.

What is seafood boil sauce made of?

Ans: Water, chicken broth, or veggie broth. Lemon. Sauce Tabasco. Seasonings include cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika, garlic powder, lemon pepper, and Old Bay seasoning.

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Final Word

To make boiling kickin crab sauce, simply melt butter and combine all of the seasonings. You can have a kickin’ crab sauce in less than 30 minutes. I know you’ll enjoy it just as much as I do. 

Because this is one of my favorite ways to cook shrimp. Give Cajun shrimp a try if you haven’t already. Then you can appreciate how flavorful the sauce is.

Last Updated on January 16, 2023 by Lindsay G. Cabral

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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