What Are Some Good Tartar Sauce Recipes?


Food Network has simple and easy to follow recipes for tartar sauce from three of its stars, Ina Garten, Rachel Ray and Aaron McCargo Jr. Ina Garten offers a slightly more sophisticated version of this classic recipe, while Aaron McCargo Jr. has a seafood version.

To make Ina Garten's tartar sauce, mix 1/2 cups mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons small diced pickles or cornichons, 1 tablespoon Champagne or white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon capers, 1 teaspoon coarse-grained mustard, a pinch of kosher salt and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper in a food processor. Pulse several times until the pickles are finely diced but the sauce is not pureed.

To make Rachel Ray's tartar sauce recipe, mix well 1 pint mayonnaise, 2/3 cup dill pickle relish, 2 tablespoons minced white onion, 1 ounce lemon juice and pickle juice to taste in a bowl. Refrigerate and serve as needed.

To make Aaron McCargo Jr.'s recipe, mix until well incorporated 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon minced red onion, 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish, the juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 teaspoon crab boil seasoning, 2 to 3 dashes hot sauce, a pinch of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper.