The Best Condiments for Seafood: Our Store Bought Favorites
I get it! You’ve spent a decent amount of time prepping and cooking delicious seafood. You’re hungry to just dig in. You really don’t want to spend extra starving seconds on making condiments from scratch.
We’ve got you covered! Here are our favorite store-bought (or online bought) condiment selections to get you to the dining table faster.
Cocktail sauce has to be the most popular condiment option for seafood. From shrimp cocktail to fried fish, the best store-bought cocktail sauce will be something tangy, a little sweet, and loaded with horseradish to go along with it.
Crosse & Blackwell Cocktail Sauce Happens to be one of the most balanced cocktails sauces we tasted. Not too sweet, not too tangy…just right. Great flavor and a few extra aromatic ingredients that make this so much more than just ketchup and horseradish.
Old Bay Cocktail Sauce Our Maryland roots wouldn’t have it any other way…than Old Bay. Our favorite of the classic style cocktail sauces, spiced with our favorite seasoning blend.
Stonewall Kitchen Tequila Lime Cocktail Sauce Our ‘fancy’ cocktail winner would be Stonewall Kitchen’s Tequila Lime Cocktail Sauce. Nicely spiked and just waiting for a shrimp or two (or three).
While cocktail sauce might be the most requested and popular condiment for seafood enthusiasts, tartar sauce might be mine. Mayo is life. And any and all derivatives are welcome. For the perfect cocktail sauce you want a creamy, not so heavy or greasy, mouthfeel. A nice piquant bite from the relish as well as a touch of sweetness.
Gold’s Tartar Sauce Gold’s goes above in beyond on the tartar with a little extra ingredient…horseradish. I know, I know…we may be busting in on cocktail sauce with this one BUT that little bite of heat adds a nice touch.
Frisch’s Tartar Sauce If there was tartar sauce royalty, it would be Frisch’s. A family owned and operated business’s (the family behind Bob’s Big Boy) original recipe is everything we ever wanted in a tartar sauce. Smooth, creamy, tart, dilly, a little sweetness…perfection!
Kraft’s Tartar Sauce This choice might come as a bit of a surprise but Kraft makes a damn good tartar sauce! Tangy, tart and sweet.
I am not getting off of my mayonnaise-based condiment soap box just yet…Let’s get a little fancier with remoulade. The black tie wearing cousin of tartar sauce usually with some herbs, paprika or Cajun seasoning (remoulade is a big hit in Louisiana), chopped pickles and mayonnaise.
Sweet Baby Ray’s Secret Sauce Secret, yes. Lack of flavor? No way! This remoulade variant adds a little punch with horseradish. Finger licking good.
Boar’s Head Cajun Style Gourmaise Boar’s Head comes through in spectacular fashion with this spicier, super cajun remoulade sauce. Excellent quality and great for crab cake sandwiches!
Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce As close to homemade remoulade as we could find, Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce is top notch. Great flavor with a hint of mustard and farm-stand pickles.
Buy Seafood Online
You’ll find all the seafood to pair with these tasty condiments available at our online store. As we say, ‘from shore to door, 3 days fresher than the grocery store’-all of our seafood is delivered right to your door when you schedule it, guaranteed! That’s convenience you need, especially for meal prepping and planning.
About the author
Patterson Watkins is a professional chef with over 17 years of experience. With a robust career in restaurants, contract dining and catering (including 4 Summer Olympic posts preparing food for the athletes!) Patterson joined the Cameron’s Seafood team at the end of 2018 to concoct some delicious recipes with our premium seafood items as the centerpiece.