Cajun Garlic Butter Sauce – Tao of Spice

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Elevate your veggies, chicken, shrimp, steak, and more with this quick and simple Cajun garlic butter sauce. You won’t be able to get enough of the bright and flavorful sauce! Naturally vegetarian.

Spoonful of sauce atop a bowl of sauce surrounded by chicken and parsley.

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What you’ll love about this recipe

  • It’s quick and simple! This sauce is prepared in one saucepan and takes just 10-minutes. It couldn’t be any easier!!!
  • The flavors! If you’re familiar with garlic butter sauce you know just how tasty it is. This sauce is even better, however. And that is thanks to the addition of the Cajun seasoning. It adds earthy, smoky, spicy notes to the equation. On top of the spices and generous helping of garlic, it also has a little bit of lemon which brightens and balances it.
  • The numerous uses for it! This sauce can be used in many ways. Most often, I serve it with chicken but it also works well with shrimp and steak. Another favorite use for this sauce is to drizzle it over steamed or roasted vegetables like broccoli or Brussels sprouts.
Close up of bowl of Cajun butter sauce with a spoon in it surrounded by chicken strips.

Ingredients (+ notes & substitutions)

Ingredients for Cajun garlic butter sauce (see recipe card).
  • Unsalted butter: If the only option available to you is salted butter, don’t fret; simply leave out the added salt.
  • Garlic: Don’t be afraid of going overboard in the garlic department. You can never have too much garlic!
  • Lemon juice: Whether fresh or bottled, lemon juice brings balance and brightness to the sauce.
  • Oregano:
  • Thyme:
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika: Smoked paprika is preferable.
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • All-purpose flour: To thicken the sauce. You can certainly use gluten-free all-purpose flour if ya like.
  • Hot sauce: For those of you that like it spicy, adding a dash or two or three of hot sauce is recommended. I typically use your standard Tobasco but Lousianna Hot Sauce is a solid choice as well. If you don’t have any hot sauce but want to spice it up, you can add a pinch or two of cayenne powder. I like the acidity that hot sauce adds, however, so given a choice between the two, I’d go with hot sauce over cayenne powder.

How to make Cajun garlic butter sauce (+ tips)

1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat.

2. Once melted, add the garlic, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt. Whisk to combine then cook for five minutes.

Melted butter with garlic and spices in a saucepan.

3. Whisk in one teaspoon of flour. If the sauce is not thick enough, add an additional teaspoon of flour.

Finished Cajun lemon butter sauce in a saucepan.

4. Add hot sauce to taste and serve warm.

Storage

Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to four days.

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Bowl of Cajun butter sauce surrounded by chicken strips and parsley.
Garlic butter sauce dripping from a spoon atop a bowl of sauce and chicken.

How to use this Cajun butter sauce:

  • Toss pasta in it.
  • Use it as a dip or sauce for shrimp, crab, fish, steak, or chicken. It pairs exceptionally well with these blackened chicken tenders.
  • Smother veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus in it.
  • Toss potatoes in it and roast them.

If you make this Cajun lemon butter sauce I’d love your feedback. Please leave a comment and/or a rating below as I greatly value your opinion. Or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @taoofspiceblog. Love, light, and happy cooking ya’ll ♥

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