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Tarragon Tartar Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 4+ hrs

Tarragon Tartar Sauce

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"My mother and I always judge a seafood restaurant by their tartar sauce. Well, here's one that will make any fried halibut jump for joy! It's worth the extra ingredients and fuss."

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Original recipe makes 5 1/2 cups Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 20 mins

Directions

  1. Stir together the mayonnaise, pickles, egg, shallot, capers, tarragon, mustard, parsley, and lemon juice in a bowl. Refrigerate 4 to 8 hours before serving.
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Reviews More Reviews

Feb 02, 2012

Excellent tartar sauce! I used Hellmen's light mayo and relish vs. chopping pickles. I love the capers in this! This was perfect for beer battered fish!

 
Dec 28, 2009

I made this tartar sauce minus the capers (I didn't have them on hand and forgot to pick them up at the store) and served it with boiled halibut. My dinner party loved the tartar sauce! Even a non-tartar-sauce person loved it! It had a nice tangy and slightly sweet taste, from the lemon and bread and butter pickles, and I think the tarragon just rounds it out so nicely. It made the dinner, I think! I made the recipe as 22 servings, but it served my party of 8 with maybe 2 servings left. Like I said, they loved it. If I ever have the capers I'll have to try it that way, too. Thank you for the tasty sauce recipe!

 

6 Ratings

Jun 21, 2010

******* WOW, give me a bigger spoon!! This is SOOO good you don't need any seafood. Since I made this I try to think of something "else" to prepare just so I can have more tartar sauce!

 
Jan 01, 2012

I found this recipe to be good...I feel if I left out the tarragon it would have been better.

 
Feb 13, 2014

fantastic

 
May 14, 2013

My entire family loves this tartar sauce (and I consider myself a connoisseur of tartar sauce i love it so much - ha!). I want to use this on fish tacos too. I may substitute cilantro for tarragon when I do use it for fish. I love the tarragon, capers and eggs in it for a standard sauce. My family insists that this become our standard tartar sauce now. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It's fabulous!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 80 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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