Sauce makes everything better. When you find the right sauce combination, you know your taste buds are on the highway to flavor town. Drinking iced tea, lemonade, beer, and even water are some great ways to wash down a huge, meaty crab cake, but the right sauce can tie the whole experience together.
Russian Salad Dressing
Whether you’d like the dressing on a sandwich or in a puddle on your plate, it makes a great sidekick to your crab cake meal. It’s so easy to make, you can try to do it at home! Chop up one tablespoon’s worth of onion. Then combine it with a cup of mayo, a quarter cup of ketchup, four teaspoons of horseradish straight from the bottle, one teaspoon of hot sauce, one of Worcestershire sauce, a quarter teaspoon of sweetened paprika, and just the tiniest morsel of salt. Mix everything together to give your next crab cake some extra kick that it didn’t have before.
Mangoes are a delicious sweet treat whether or not you enjoy them in smoothies or in your frozen yogurt. Did you know that you can also turn them into salsa? Not only that, but it makes for a fantastic sauce to accompany crab cakes, even if you want three or four instead of the usual order of one or two cakes. This is an easy way to remix your crab cake and give it something extra – from Asia straight to your mouth! First, you must put a whole mango in the blender. Then, add a single tablespoon of chili oil and one teaspoon of chili sauce. Mix until it is all smooth. The heat from the chiles provides a flavorful contrast to the sweetness added by the mango!
Spicy Chipotle Mayo
If you’re a fan of spicy sauces, mayonnaise probably isn’t something you seek out on a regular basis. That said, you can take your crab cakes to the next level with this recipe. For this, you’ll need ¾ cup of mayo, 1 chipotle chile garnished in adobo sauce, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of Maryland’s favorite, Old Bay, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, and as much salt and pepper as you want. It also makes for a phenomenal dipping sauce!
YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!