A simple tartar sauce recipe by Paula Deen is the one available on the Food Network website. The recipe yields 2 cups of tartar sauce and takes just three minutes to make.
Chop enough green onions and dill pickle to yield 1/2 cup of each, and add them to a mixing bowl. Stir in 1 cup mayonnaise until combined. Create the special house seasoning for the recipe by mixing together 1 cup salt, 1/4 cup garlic powder and 1/4 cup ground black pepper. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the seasoning to the tartar sauce, and store the rest in an airtight container for up to six months. Use the prepared sauce as a dip for fish sticks or other fried foods, or use it as a spread on a fish sandwich.
For flavor variation, add a few squeezes of lemon juice to the recipe, or toss in some mustard or chopped, fresh parsley. Some minced onion can also add some extra flavor, and a splash of white wine vinegar or champagne adds a special touch. When serving, garnish the tartar sauce with a few slices of lime and chopped parsley. For a lighter sauce, use a low-fat mayonnaise or plant-based mayonnaise substitute.