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Spicy Mustard Seafood Sauce

Spicy Mustard Seafood Sauce Recipe – A 5-ingredients dipping sauce for crab legs and shrimp. Plus, it’s gluten free, dairy free, and ketogenic!

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Dipping Sauce for Seafood

Do you eat more seafood in the summer than any other time of year? We do.

Many types of fish and shellfish are so plentiful in the summer months, it just seems right to strap on a plastic bib and pull out the shell crackers.

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We love to steam or grill seafood in the warm season, then serve it with melted butter or creamy sauces.

However, this year I’ve been experimenting with dairy-free seafood dipping options, because our daughter is currently dealing with several food intolerances.

I want her to feel excited about her meals, even though she can no longer consume all the foods the rest of us can eat. Therefore, I’m skipping the classic standbys loaded with dairy and gluten, and using cleaner ingredients with bold flavor.

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Spicy Mustard Sauce Recipe

Today’s 5-ingredient Spicy Mustard Seafood Sauce recipe is my absolute new favorite dipping sauce for fresh-caught Dungeness crab and local Carolina shrimp.

It’s light and perky with a mellow base of gluten free mayonnaise, a strong tangy note from French’s® Classic Yellow Mustard, and a pop of spicy heat from onions and horseradish.

It’s got a kick, yet does not overpower the fresh sweet flavor of the seafood. Perfection!

French's Classic Yellow Mustard

French’s Classic Yellow Mustard is a summertime staple because it is packed with zesty appeal, and provides a gorgeous sunshine yellow color to recipes.

Yet, did you know it’s also very easy to incorporate into allergy-friendly foods?

Made with only mustard seeds, vinegar, water, and spices, French’s Classic Yellow Mustard is naturally gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, and free of artificial colors and preservatives. Plus, it’s low carb keto fans!

It makes this Spicy Mustard Seafood Sauce a lean, yet tantalizing, addition to all your protein-packed seafood dishes.

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How To Make Spicy Mustard Seafood Sauce

Start by grating a shallot into fine pieces with a sharp grater.

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Add the mayonnaise, French’s Classic Yellow Mustard, worcestershire sauce, onion, and a scant amount of horseradish to a bowl.

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Stir until smooth. Then chill the Spicy Mustard Seafood Sauce until it’s time to serve it.

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Ways To Use Spicy Mustard Seafood Dipping Sauce

Try serving this seafood dip with:

  • Shrimp
  • Crab claws and legs
  • Lobster tails
  • Grilled oysters or clams
  • Halibut, seabass, or grouper
  • Brushed over salmon before grilling or baking

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Not a fan of seafood?

Serve our mustard dip with:

  • Pork chops
  • Steaks
  • Chicken thighs
  • As a chip dip
  • Or sandwich spread

Seriously, this “boss sauce” makes everything taste better!

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Spicy Mustard Seafood Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Spicy Mustard Seafood Sauce Recipe - A 5-ingredient dipping sauce for crab claws and legs, lobster, and shrimp. Gluten-free, dairy free, and ketogenic! 
Servings: 8 people



  • Grate the shallots with a microplane or cheese grater.
  • Measure all the ingredients and place them in a small mixing bowl.
  • Stir well to combine. Then cover and chill until ready to serve.


NOTES: Add extra horseradish for a spicier sauce. This dipping sauce is also wonderful on oysters and clams, grilled pork chops, or as a sandwich spread! 


Serving: 1.5tablespoons, Calories: 50kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 239mg, Potassium: 25mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by French’s Classic Yellow Mustard. All opinions are my own.

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5 comments on “Spicy Mustard Seafood Sauce”

  1. Thank you for such a great recipe. My husband’s family tradition is fondu on Christmas Eve. We have wanted a non sweet mustard sauce for dipping. This was it! Balanced and wonderful. It will be used in our family on Christmas Eve every year!

    Thanks again. It takes courage to publish a recipe. I appreciate your courage. 

  2. It is wonderful to be here with everyone, I have a lot of knowledge from what you share, to say thank you, the information and knowledge here helps me a lot

  3. I made this last week for a party and it was a huge it! The mustard flavor really accented the seafood. I used the leftovers on ham sandwiches and that was great too.

  4. YUM!! This was really delicious – thank you for sharing with me! I ended up using more horseradish, like you suggested