Tartar sauce

Tartar sauce

By Food E Fare

Tartar sauce is a creamy condiment typically used as a topping or dipping sauce for fried or grilled fish, seafood, and other dishes. It adds a tangy and savory flavor to complement the taste of the main dish. Tartar sauce is known for its creamy texture and the inclusion of pickles, capers, and other ingredients that contribute to its unique taste. Here's a basic recipe for tartar sauce:


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickles or cornichons
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion or shallot
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, chopped pickles, capers, chopped onion, chopped parsley, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combined.
  • Taste the tartar sauce and add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate the tartar sauce for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld and enhances the overall taste.
  • Serve the tartar sauce alongside fried or grilled fish, seafood, or other dishes.


Tartar sauce is versatile, and variations may include additional ingredients such as chopped hard-boiled eggs, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, or relish. The combination of creamy mayonnaise with the tangy and crunchy elements creates a delightful sauce that enhances the overall dining experience, especially with seafood dishes.

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