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Old 03-07-2014, 01:18 PM   #1
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Tartar sauce recipe

Tartar Sauce

I don't use fixed amounts of these ingredients. I guesstimate and taste as I go.

Obviously, there is more mayo than the other ingredients. Use small amounts of the other ingredients until texture and flavour are the way you want it.

  • Mayonnaise
  • mustard (I prefer seedy Dijon)
  • relish or chopped pickles, use dill or sweet - your preference
  • minced onion (onion juice or onion powder would probably work too)
  • small capers or mince the big ones (optional)
  • small amount of lemon juice (lime would probably work too)

Mix all ingredients.

If you substitute catsup or tomato paste for the mustard, you get thousand island dressing.

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Old 03-07-2014, 01:33 PM   #2
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Tartar Sauce

I don't use fixed amounts of these ingredients. I guesstimate and taste as I go.

Obviously, there is more mayo than the other ingredients. Use small amounts of the other ingredients until texture and flavour are the way you want it.

  • Mayonnaise
  • mustard (I prefer seedy Dijon)
  • relish or chopped pickles, use dill or sweet - your preference
  • minced onion (onion juice or onion powder would probably work too)
  • small capers or mince the big ones (optional)
  • small amount of lemon juice (lime would probably work too)

Mix all ingredients.

If you substitute catsup or tomato paste for the mustard, you get thousand island dressing.
Mine is the same as yours, except I don't put capers in it, and do add tarragon.

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Old 03-07-2014, 01:35 PM   #3
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Mine is the same as yours, except I don't put capers in it, and do add tarragon.

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I forgot that I sometimes put tarragon. And the capers aren't important, but they do add a nice touch. Try it some time. Use a bit less relish/chopped pickle.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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Thank you taxlady, I will use this I'm sure!
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:53 PM   #5
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This sounds so good, especially since any commercial version has sugar in it. We prefer salty/savory with our fish. This sounds so good I'm rethinking what I might have for dinner tonight.
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Tartar Sauce

I don't use fixed amounts of these ingredients. I guesstimate and taste as I go.

Obviously, there is more mayo than the other ingredients. Use small amounts of the other ingredients until texture and flavour are the way you want it.

  • Mayonnaise
  • mustard (I prefer seedy Dijon)
  • relish or chopped pickles, use dill or sweet - your preference
  • minced onion (onion juice or onion powder would probably work too)
  • small capers or mince the big ones (optional)
  • small amount of lemon juice (lime would probably work too)

Mix all ingredients.

If you substitute catsup or tomato paste for the mustard, you get thousand island dressing.
The only thing I do differently is that I start with homemade mayo.
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Tartar Sauce

I don't use fixed amounts of these ingredients. I guesstimate and taste as I go.

Obviously, there is more mayo than the other ingredients. Use small amounts of the other ingredients until texture and flavour are the way you want it.

  • Mayonnaise
  • mustard (I prefer seedy Dijon)
  • relish or chopped pickles, use dill or sweet - your preference
  • minced onion (onion juice or onion powder would probably work too)
  • small capers or mince the big ones (optional)
  • small amount of lemon juice (lime would probably work too)

Mix all ingredients.

If you substitute catsup or tomato paste for the mustard, you get thousand island dressing.
Mine is about the same, if I don't have capers I chop some stuffed Spanish olives and toss them in.

The addition of some chopped fresh herbs, chopped green onions, lime or lemon zest/juice can create an updated version of the old standard, use what you find in the fridge. Whatever you do don't run out and buy a jar, just wing it!
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Nice recipe, hadn't thought if using capers.

I make mayo, add in drained, chopped garlic dills and then start whisking in fresh squeezed lemon juice until it's so tart it makes your hair curl.
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Tartar sauce recipe Tartar Sauce I don't use fixed amounts of these ingredients. I guesstimate and taste as I go. Obviously, there is more mayo than the other ingredients. Use small amounts of the other ingredients until texture and flavour are the way you want it. [LIST] [*] Mayonnaise [*] mustard (I prefer seedy Dijon) [*] relish or chopped pickles, use dill or sweet - your preference [*] minced onion (onion juice or onion powder would probably work too) [*] small capers or mince the big ones (optional) [*] small amount of lemon juice (lime would probably work too) [/LIST] Mix all ingredients. If you substitute catsup or tomato paste for the mustard, you get thousand island dressing. :wink: 3 stars 1 reviews
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