Confession time. I am a lover of tartar sauce.
I think the seafood eating world is divided into two camps, those who enjoy tartar sauce with their fish, and those who will have nothing to do with it. I am happily in the first camp and love nothing better than a fish fillet served with a slice of lemon, some tartar sauce, and of course, coleslaw.
Not all bottled tartar sauces are created equal however. It’s really hit or miss out there in the prepared tartar sauce world. So, I’ve made my own homemade tartar sauce.
And you know what? It’s good! Really! (Assuming you like tartar sauce to begin with, otherwise move along, this one’s not for you.)
What are the ingredients in tartar sauce?
This tartar sauce starts with a base of mayonnaise. To that we mix in chopped dill pickles and capers, Dijon mustard, chopped shallots and scallions, Tabasco hot sauce and lemon juice.
That’s it! It’s the easiest thing ever to put together and your own freshly made tartar sauce will always taste a million times better than anything you can buy packaged at the store.
To store tartar sauce, keep it covered and chilled in the refrigerator. It should easily last a week or longer.
How to Make Tartar Sauce
Homemade Tartar Sauce RecipePrint
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
- 1 teaspoon capers, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons chopped shallots
- 2 Tbsp chopped scallions
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 6 drops Tabasco sauce or more to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
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