Fish and chips just isn’t the same without tartar sauce! Although there are a lot of different recipes out there, tartar sauce is commonly made from mayonnaise, chopped capers and chopped dill pickles. Since there is already dill pickle in the mix I like to add some dill which is of one of my favorite herbs. I like the way that lemon juice really brightens up mayonnaise and it does a great job of it in tartar sauce. When eating fish and chips I like to dip both the fish and the chips into the tartare sauce. Tartar sauce also goes really well with a lot of other seafood dishes. The addition of some tartar sauce makes a quick and tasty fish dish. I also like to add tartar sauce to things like crab cakes or other seafood patties in addition to serving it on the side or on top.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon capers (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon dill pickle or cornichons (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons dill (chopped)
- 1/2 lemon (juice)
- Mix everything together.
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I like the dill in your tartar sauce. I don’t usually have herbs so my tartar sauce consists of mayo + relish. Next time I’ll try adding lemon.
noble pig says
I use Tartar for so many things, it’s one of my favorite condiments. This is a great new recipe.
Lulu Barbarian says
Since I know I’m among fellow food lovers here, I’ll admit that I can still remember the day that I first made my own tartar sauce and discovered how awesome it is when homemade. I like your recipe, Kevin, and I hope to try it soon.
Mrs Ergül says
I certainly didn’t know what tartar sauce comprises until this post!
Capers? I didn’t know that. I hate capers, but I love tartar sauce. Go figure.
I looks great! I like the extra dill and lemon.
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Cathy C says
I love the addition of the dill and the lemon – Tarter sauce has so many friends but the best by far is the fish and chips!!
I love dill. and tartar is awesome especially with fish and chips. A perfect couple.
Tartar sauce is so yummy. I like your recipe Kevin.
Love tartar. will make it with roast chicken today.
Dill is indeed a lovely herb, especially when combined with fish in any way. In Sweden, people usually boil their new potatoes with a few sprigs of dill in the cooking water. Dill potatoes pair very nicely with fish, or even meatballs, although I like them mashed together, skin and all, with some butter, salt and chopped chives.
I love this sauce, it´s great with summer food, fish, sea food and salads. It´s absolutly a must!
we always make our own tarter sauce too! can’t stand the jarred stuff in the store.
javagirlkt's cookin' says
i LOVE tartar sauce! on fish, on chips, on burgers….. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Way back when, I used to eat tartar sauce on toast 🙂
I could eat Tartar sauce by the teaspoon.. no wait! I mean tablespoon!! 🙂
You are on my wavelength,I bought everything to make fish and chips yesterday! Yours looks so delish and I am going to try your tartar sauce!
Have you tried to make your own mayonaise?
I like so tartar sauce, I think is lovely with many things, love this, look yummy xxGloria
I must admit I have never tasted tartar sauce and now I am curious: I must have some.
As I’m English I like lots of salt and vinegar on my fish and chips, but having said that, I’m not averse to a bit of tartar sauce on the side.
Your recipe sounds great, and that fish looks magnificent.
Elra: I have not tried to make my own mayonnaise yet, though it is on the list of things that I want to try.
Someone mentioned tartar sauce the other day and I have been craving it ever since. I am pleased to see that I have all the ingredients to make it. Bag of chips, here I come 🙂
I never tried making tartar sauce – it just seemed too much like work to me. I can see it’s not such a big deal and it looks really fresh and flavourful.
[Giggling] “When eating fish and chips I like to dip both the fish and the chips into the tartare sauce. ” Me too!
Robin Sue says
Oh good I need a good tarter sauce recipe and I was hoping you would share yours. Mine was so unadventurous.
your home made tartar sauce looks amazing!
I have never thought to make my own tarter sauce, we’ve always just bought it. But now that you’ve shown how easy it is, I’m sure I’ll be making it next time!
I’ve made my own tartar sauce, but haven’t ever added herbs or capers. I’ll have to try that next time.
I too always make our tartare sauce. I’ve even been known to take it with us when we go out for fish and chips….
Good idea to add lemon juice.
Other things besides capers, dill pickle and fresh dill that are good in tartare sauce are: grainy mustard, onion and/or garlic, green olives with pimentos, fresh parsley and/or tarragon
need a recipe and I have all the ingredients except the capers ( which I have never detected in Tartar sauce before so I’m OK with leaving them out 🙂
Fish , Fries and tartar Sauce Tonight Yeah !!!
I love dill and will add to my tarter sauce. I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!
This tartar sauce recipe looks really freaking good. I don't have all the ingredients to make it but I still think it looks very tasty.