Tartar Sauce

The other night I made fish sandwiches and to go with the sandwiches, I obviously wanted Tartar sauce. Upon looking at the various Tartar sauces in the store and their ingredients, I was pretty much grossed out and just decided to make my own. How hard could it be? Not very, as it turns out. I looked up some recipes and chose the most popular ingredients and just started putting some things together. Here are the ingredients I used with some notes about quantities.

Mayo– This forms the base of the sauce, so use how ever much you think you’ll need for what ever dish you’re making. For two fish sandwiches, I used about a 1/2 cup of light mayo.

Dijon Mustard– A big squirt or two depending on quantity of mayo.

Kosher Pickles or gherkins– Chop some pickles up into small pieces and add them to the mixture. Don’t overwhelm the mixture with pickles, but you also want some in every bite. You can also substitute pickles for relish.

Lemon– A good squeeze to taste. Don’t make it too watery though!

Cayenne– To taste.

Some other things to add in are:

1- green onion

2- capers

3- parsley

This is all about taste- so keep tasting and adjust quantities as needed. You can always add!


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