Looking for a Simple Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe? Our recipe works great as a condiment for seafood and can be served as is or add additional ingredients like fresh parsley, or tarragon. You can also spice it up with a dash of cayenne pepper powder.
What Is Tartar Sauce?
Simply put, tartar sauce is a mayonnaise based sauce that is mainly used as a condiment with fish and other seafood.
Basic Tartar Sauce Ingredients
Depending on where you live in the United States or what side of the Atlantic Ocean your basic tartar sauce consists of a mayonnaise base with horseradish sauce. From there, regional tastes can influence what other ingredients are used. Some that may be found in tartare sauce recipes are lemon juice, capers, gerkins, parsley, tarragon or sweet pickle relish.
How To Make Tartar Sauce
Making tartar sauce is so easy that there is no reason to ever buy prepared tartar sauce again. There are no special tools needed just a bowl and spoon and a sharp knife if you are going to add an ingredient that needs to be chopped.
Our recipe for tartar sauce is not difficult to make and doesn’t contain any weird ingredients that you couldn’t pick up at your local grocery store. I’ve even mentioned to Liz that this would be a great recipe for a shore lunch if I can ever get her to go fishing.
- 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon horseradish sauce
- 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
- Recipe makes (1) one serving so multiply the measurements by the number of servings needed.
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl large enough to enable you to mix them together.
- Serve along with lemon wedges.