Whole Shabang Sauce

Come have a taste of my must-try Whole Shabang Sauce, a delightful blend of flavors mirroring the iconic sauce from the beloved restaurant, Boiling Crab! This sauce I created is your ticket to transforming any seafood boil into a mouthwatering feast right in your own kitchen. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll have the whole gang clamoring for more of this irresistible sauce! Get ready to elevate your seafood experience with every bite!

Sausage being dipped into the whole shabang sauce.

Why I Love This Recipe

As someone that loves flavors of the Boiling Crab, I’m always seeking ways to enhance my seafood boils, and that’s why I crafted this recipe! My homemade Whole Shabang Sauce is a true game-changer, effortlessly capturing the bold and savory essence of the renowned Boiling Crab restaurant. It’s the same sauce used in my very popular and proven Cajun Shrimp Boil as well as my Cajun Seafood Boil and Cajun Lobster Boil recipes!

I made sure this sauce packed with a spicy Cajun kick, buttery richness, and garlicky goodness so it transforms every bite into a flavor-packed delight. But the best part has to be how you save time and money by pairing this sauce with your favorite seafood boil right at home! So whether you’re hosting a seafood feast or simply craving a taste of the coast at home, this sauce promises to satisfy your cravings and leave you craving for more! Dive in and experience the taste of the Boiling Crab in your own kitchen today!



  • Butter – salted or unsalted butter. If using unsalted, make sure to add a pinch of salt into the sauce.
  • Garlic – minced fresh garlic.
  • Old Bay Seasoning – premixed seasoning found in the seafood section of most grocery stores. Give the sauce the base flavor.
  • Paprika – ground used for coloring of the sauce.
  • Cajun Seasoning– premixed seasoning found in the spices section. Used to give the sauce the mix of cajun flavors.
  • Lemon Pepper – premixed seasoning found in the spices section.
  • Cayenne Pepper – ground red cayenne pepper. Used to give the sauce the spiciness.
  • Sweetener sweetener of choice. 

Ingredients to make the whole shabang sauce laid out on the countertop.


Step 1 Begin by melting butter over low heat in a large stove-top pot. Once the butter has melted, add minced garlic, Old Bay seasoning, paprika, Cajun seasoning, lemon pepper, cayenne pepper, and sweetener. Stir everything together well, then let the mixture simmer for approximately 5 minutes.

The whole shabang sauce in a sauce pan.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

Serve the sauce at Slightly Warm. You can use it either by Tossing with preboiled seafood or as a Dipping Sauce. Make sure to mix the sauce before using as settling will occur.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this sauce with an array of seafood and ingredients like Crab, Lobsters, Clams, Mussels, and Crawfish. Serve alongside classic favorites like sweet Corn cobs, tender Potatoes, and savory Sausages to complete the meal. With its spicy Cajun kick and buttery richness, this sauce elevates every bite, making it a perfect complement to a variety of dishes.

The whole shabang sauce in a glass bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze the sauce for later use?

Yes, you can freeze the sauce for later use. After it has cooled down, transfer it to a ziplock bag and place it in the freezer for long-term storage. This method helps preserve the sauce's flavor and quality for future use.

Can I adjust the spice level of the sauce to suit my preference?

Yes, you can adjust the spice level of the sauce to suit your preference. Simply modify the amount of cayenne pepper used in the recipe to control the heat level. Adding more will increase the spiciness, while reducing the amount will result in a milder flavor. Adjust according to your taste preferences for the perfect balance of heat.

Can I use this sauce for other dishes besides seafood boils?

Yes, you can definitely use this sauce for other dishes besides seafood boils. It pairs wonderfully with baked or boiled chicken, adding a flavorful twist to your poultry dishes.

Storage Tips

Store the sauce in an airtight container in the fridge. It will remain fresh for 14 to 21 days.

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The whole shabang sauce in a glass bowl.

Whole Shabang Sauce

Welcome to the world of flavor with my Whole Shabang Sauce recipe! Elevate your seafood experience with this versatile sauce that captures the essence of Boiling Crab's iconic flavors. Perfect for tossing with seafood or as a dipping sauce, it's a must-try for seafood lovers everywhere!
5 from 2 votes
Course: dip, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: whole shabang sauce
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4
Print Recipe
Calories: 428kcal


  • 8 oz Butter 2 sticks
  • 6-8 Clove Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients to make whole shabang sauce on the countertop.
  • In a large sauce pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, reduce the heat to low and add chopped garlic, Old Bay seasoning, paprika, Cajun seasoning, lemon pepper, cayenne pepper, and sweetener. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes. Then, combine this mixture with your pre-boiled seafood.
    The whole shabang sauce in a sauce pan.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3357IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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