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Lotus Crack Sauce Recipe

In the Lotus Seafood restaurant, Crack Sauce is a popular condiment that adds flavor and zest to any dish. This recipe features butter, garlic, sesame oil and several spices for a flavor-packed experience.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 115kcal


  • 1 Whisk
  • 1 spoon
  • Measuring spoons and cups.
  • 1 large cooking pot
  • Dish


  • 1 stick of Butter - Rich and creamy butter serves as the base for the sauce, creating a velvety texture and imparting a luscious, indulgent flavor to the dish, ensuring a smooth and decadent foundation.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Minced Garlic - Intensely flavorful minced garlic infuses the sauce with a robust, aromatic essence, adding a delightful hint of sharpness and complexity, elevating the dish with its savory notes.
  • 1/2 small Chopped Onion - Aromatically pungent chopped onion adds a sweet and savory depth to the sauce, enhancing its overall flavor profile, while providing a pleasant texture and balancing the richness of the other ingredients.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning - A signature blend of herbs and spices Old Bay seasoning imparts a unique and slightly tangy flavor, enhancing the overall taste with its rich, savory profile, complementing the seafood or other ingredients in the dish.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning - Spicy and aromatic Cajun seasoning brings a bold kick of heat and a medley of spices, infusing the sauce with a zesty, flavorful punch, adding depth and complexity to the dish.
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream - Luxuriously thick heavy cream adds a velvety smoothness to the sauce, creating a rich and creamy texture that coats each ingredient, enhancing the overall mouthfeel and richness of the dish.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder - Aromatic and savory garlic powder adds an extra layer of garlic flavor, intensifying the overall taste of the sauce, ensuring a robust and well-rounded garlic presence in every bite.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika - Smoky and slightly sweet paprika adds a vibrant red hue and a warm, earthy flavor, enhancing the visual appeal of the dish while contributing a mild, nuanced smokiness to the sauce.
  • Dried Parsley for Color - Vibrant and herbaceous dried parsley adds a pop of color and a fresh, grassy aroma, enhancing the visual appeal of the dish, while also contributing a subtle hint of herbal freshness to the sauce.
  • Splash of Lemon Juice - Bright and citrusy lemon juice adds a tangy and refreshing acidity, cutting through the richness of the sauce, balancing its flavors and providing a zesty brightness, elevating the dish with a touch of freshness.
  • Black Pepper to Taste - Bold and piquant black pepper provides a gentle heat and a sharp, zesty kick, adding a spicy complexity to the sauce, balancing the richness and enhancing the overall flavor profile.


  • Begin by melting butter in a medium-large pot over low heat. Once melted, add onion and cook until it is soft and translucent (about 3 minutes).
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Increase heat to medium-high and stir in heavy cream, Cajun seasoning, old bay seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, dried parsley and pepper to taste. Whisk constantly until ingredients are well incorporated and the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Finally, add a splash of lemon juice for acidity balance and remove from heat once desired thickness has been achieved.
  • Transfer the sauce to a serving dish or storage container and serve over your favorite dishes.


  • To ensure a smooth sauce, use low heat throughout the cooking process.
  • Longer the cooking time, the consistency of the sauce will.
  • Avoid using pre-made “crack” sauces as they contain many preservatives that can change the flavor profile of your Lotus Crack Sauce.
  • Feel free to adjust seasoning according to taste preferences.
  • If you prefer your sauce on the spicier side, feel free to add more Cajun seasoning or cayenne pepper flakes for extra kick!
Keyword: Lotus Crack Sauce, Lotus Crack Sauce Recipe