"Simple tartar sauce for deep fried seafood. It is better if prepared several hours before you will be using it, but it can be used immediately. Store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator." — Diane
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sweet pickle relish
salt and pepper to taste
Absolutely wonderful recipe! I did not have any sweet relish on hand but I did have bread and butter pickles. So I minced a few slices and used them instead. This recipe was so light and fresh tasting. I will NEVER use store bought tartar sauce again. One other thing...you really do need to let it set for awhile. I had to use mine almost immediately and while it was still very good, it definately improved with some time. Try this recipe, you will not be disappointed.
I've always failed to understand why people use SWEET pickle relish and then use lemon juice to give the sauce a tart flavor. I've always used DILL pickle relish and no lemon juice. The result is a much fresher tasting sauce.
Yum-o...Great basic tartar sauce. I've made it per instructed and with modifications. I prefer to use dehydrated "Real-Lemon" powder instead of lemon juice (it makes it less runny) and I double pickles (at least) but drain them on paper towel first, again so that it is not runny. I have also used horseradish instead of onion which gives it a different, but not unpleasant, taste. Leaving it to marry in the fridge is advised as it really brings the flavors together.
This is really the best tartar sauce....but I skip the optional lemon juice and we squeeze fresh lemon on our fish instead...not everyone likes the lemony taste in tartar sauce. I have enhanced this with a TBS. of ketchup or cocktail sauce and a tsp. of dried dill. This makes a yummy sauce for boiled shrimp or seared scallops.
The best tartar ever. Wouldn't think of buying tartar sauce again. I used dill instead of sweet pickle. So good I been drinkin' it.
This is the BEST tartar sauce!! I omitted the onion and substituted onion powder to save time. I also took the tip of using dill pickle juice instead of lemon. We used fatfree mayo and it was DELICIOUS!!!
This is very simple & tasty, which is my kind of recipe! I used light mayo & dill relish due to the simple fact of me not liking sweet relish. I will use this again & again, thanks Diane!!
Excellent! I found this recipe a couple of weeks ago and have made it three times. We eat fish at least twice a week and I never realized that this sauce could be so easy to make. I rarely have sweet pickle relish, but another reviewer chopped up some sweet pickles and I did the same. The sauce is much more flavorful after a few hours in the fridge, overnight is best. This is a terrific, easy recipe and one for my files. Thanks!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tartar Sauce I
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 262
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