Do you know how to make tartar sauce? It is easy to whip a batch together in minutes. The flavor is 10x better than store bought and you probably have everything you need in your pantry!
What is tartar sauce?
Simply put, tartar sauce is a condiment where the primary ingredient is mayonnaise. The sauce is usually flavored with dill or pickles. Some people use capers or even mustard but I’m a fan of keeping it simple. Most people have tartar sauce ingredients on hand in their fridge and pantry so use them! 🙂
Why do you need a good tartar sauce recipe?
There are more than 32,000 types of fish in the world! Humans don’t consume every one of these types but I’m still going to say that is about 32,000 reasons for a good tartar sauce recipe! Never mind a nice deep fried shrimp! Succulent sea food just goes well with a savory mayo and dill tartar sauce. Yes you can buy it at the store but seriously make it at home. It just tastes way the flip better!
The best tartar sauce ingredients:
Because this sauce is so simple the flavor of the ingredients you use will stand out. For the best sauce use a good quality mayonnaise that you like the flavor of. Fresh dill or freeze dried dill are both great. Any onion works – my favorite is a nice sweet onion. Sweet flavors compliment sea food and you will find that a sweet burst of onion flavor will be delicious with grilled cod or a nice salmon.
Next time you are making some fish give this a whirl – I think you will be very impressed at how easy it is to make such a tasty sauce at home. If you need something to try it with I recommend my Healthy Fish Tacos.
What should I serve with tartar sauce?
Easy grilled cod!
Simple Baked Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze!
How To Make Tartar Sauce
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 Tablespoons dill pickle relish or minced dill pickles
- 3 Tablespoons sweet onion minced
- 2-3 Tablespoons fern leaf dill fresh or freeze dried
- black pepper coursely ground to taste
- fresh lemon juice optional
- Mince onion and dill (if using fresh).
- Stir all the ingredients together. Taste the sauce. Squeeze in a bit of lemon if you like a bit of the bright acidic flavor.
- Cover and chill until ready to use.
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Yum. The fresh dill and onion make all the difference.
So glad you like it!
I was checking out your recipe to see if my fake-it recipe was missing anything. Mine was virtually the same but no dill. I tried it your way and loved it. One thing is for sure, the pre-made stuff tastes so vinegary it just isn’t worth the slight convenience. I have made a jar of tartar sauce and it was good in the fridge for 2 months.
I think it is very worth making your own! Sometimes when I had to use store bought I at least chopped up some dill pickle very finely and stirred it in – better than nothing 🙂 But in general making your own seems to me the best way! I’m glad to hear you liked the addition of dill!