Homemade Tartar Sauce – When the bottled stuff just doesn’t cut it, this ridiculously easy recipe will give you restaurant-quality tartar sauce in just minutes flat!
Have you ever ordered seafood at a restaurant and, much to your delight, it came with the most delicious tartar sauce? I’m talking no-sauce-left-behind good and “Waiter, can I please have some more of that sauce?” good. Then afterwards, remembering how much you loved tartar sauce with your fish, you purchased a jar at your local grocery store. You were hoping to bring some dignity back to those fish sticks you’re planning on giving the kids. Later, when you expectantly dip your fish stick in it, you realize it’s just a creamy, disappointing blob and you’re left wondering, “What did they put in that sauce??”
In actuality, homemade tartar sauce is rather easy to make. The bright and superior flavor comes from the fresh lemon juice and green onions. You just can’t bottle fresh! I also add a little Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard which adds flavors that pop, especially when compared to the blasé flavor of bottled tartar sauce. So that’s it – a little chop-chop and mix-mix and you’ve got restaurant-quality tartar sauce. Perfect for adding some dignity to those fish sticks you’re planning on chowing down on with the kids, or a perfect accompaniment for a more sophisticated, grown-ups only, crab cake dinner.
- 1 C mayo*
- ⅓ C sweet relish
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped green onions
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.
- If the ingredients weren’t refrigerated prior to making, chill the sauce for one hour in the refrigerator before serving. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.