July 21, 2024
Tartar Sauce Recipe

Tartar Sauce Recipe – The Secret To Amazing Tartar Sauce

Here’s the secret to amazing tartar sauce recipe !

Tartar sauce is a classic dip you’ll find at nearly any restaurant and it can be used for so many things. Whether you’re making a sandwich, adding it as a condiment on tacos and salads, or just dipping your fish sticks in it – this recipe is sure to make your mouth water! Some of the key ingredients in this recipe are mayonnaise, sour cream, capers, chopped pickles, olive oil, salt and pepper.

This tartar sauce is not your average mayo based tartar sauce. Instead, it is an oil based one, which makes it so good because you can actually see the shrimp/fish that you’re dipping in it.

This particular tartar sauce is made with escargot and morel mushrooms, as well as avocado, which gives it a creamy consistency. This recipe also has lemon juice added to add an acidic flavour, which helps cut through.

You can make this tartar sauce for those special occasions of either your own party or any brunches you might have.


Tartar Sauce Recipe


What Are the Ingredients in Tartar Sauce?

The ingredients for this tartar sauce recipe include:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream (or Greek yoghourt)

2 tablespoons capers, chopped in half

3 tablespoons chopped pickles (or cornichon pickles) – we use gherkins here, but a mix of cornichons and dill pickles work great, too!

1/4 cup olive oil – you can add more or less depending on how thick you prefer your sauce to be.

3/4 cup of mayonnaise (or to taste)

3 tablespoons of capers, chopped

2 tablespoons of cornichons, chopped (or sour pickles)

1 tablespoon of fresh dill, chopped (or to taste)

1 teaspoon of lemon juice (or vinegar if you don’t have it) or lemon juice (if using vinegar, you will add 1/2 teaspoon more dill)


The Secret To Amazing Tartar Sauce –

The secret to amazing tartar sauce is to mix the ingredients together thoroughly and let the flavours develop.

If you’re using cornichons, dill pickles or any other kind of pickle – make sure they are really chopped up fine so that you can really enjoy the crunch in each bite.

If you don’t have any capers, you can use chopped olives or even chopped anchovies, if you’d prefer. You can also add sliced pitted olives to the tartar sauce, too.

What Kind of Pickles Do I Use in My Tartar Sauce?

You can use any kind of pickle that you like in this recipe. Feel free to experiment with different kinds of pickles depending on your own taste and what you have on hand! We use gherkins here, but other options include mixed pickles or dill picklesThis tartar sauce recipe is great for anyone who loves fish or seafood. The shrimp escargot dip is also perfect for a nice light lunch or dinner snack on a hot summer day. You can serve it with any variety of bread or crackers and it will be perfect!

Tartar sauce is a classic dip that you can add to all kinds of foods, whether they are sandwiches, tacos or even salads. You can adjust the tartar sauce recipe to fit your own personal taste by adding more or less of the ingredients.

Can I Put Dill Pickle Juice In My Tartar Sauce?

You can definitely use pickle juice in this recipe, and it’s a great way to add an extra flavour boost! However, you can use vinegar instead if you’re not a fan of dill pickles. Just remember to add an extra teaspoon of fresh dill if you decide to substitute the pickle juice for vinegar.

How Long Can You Keep Tartar Sauce?

Tartar sauce doesn’t have a long shelf life. If your tartar sauce is made with mayonnaise and sour cream, it will last for about a week in the refrigerator. If your tartar sauce is oil-based, then it’ll last for about three to four days in the refrigerator.

Do I Can Tartar Sauce?

You can definitely can this recipe if you’d like to! Just make sure to process it for the correct amount of time. You might also want to discard the chopped pickles because they are not currently safe from botulism.

What to Serve with Tartar Sauce

Tartar sauce is a great dip that you can add to sandwiches, tacos, salads and more! It also makes a nice dip for burgers or hotdogs. If you’re having an outdoor BBQ and you’re making hot dogs with this dip – this is a great recipe to bring along. The shrimp escargot dip also makes the best party appetisers.

If you’re having a lot of guests over and you’re serving burgers or hotdogs (or seafood), this is the perfect dip for it. It also makes great party appetisers. You can pair this dip with any type of bread you’d like, from French bread to sourdough.

Is tartar sauce and mayonnaise the same thing?

Mayonnaise and tartar sauce are similar. Tartar sauce is typically a little bit thicker and it is generally mayonnaise based. However, some recipes call for a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream or yoghurt, which are not the same. Usually, you can tell which one you’re getting because mayonnaise is usually thinner than tartar sauce.

Why do they call it tartar sauce?

In the UK, it’s called ‘tartare sauce‘ which is French for ‘style’ sauce.

How to Store Tartar Sauce

If you are storing tartar sauce in the refrigerator, you will want to make sure the bottle is tightly closed. You can also store this homemade recipe in a glass jar or container. It will last for about 4 to 5 days in your refrigerator and for about a week on your counter if it doesn’t have any other preservatives added.


The texture of homemade tartar sauce is thicker than store-bought varieties. The secret to this recipe is the consistency of the ingredients. Make sure that you mix all of your ingredients thoroughly, so that it becomes creamy and smooth, but not too watery.

Add more sour cream if you want a thinner tartar sauce, and less for a thicker consistency. You can also add 1-2 tablespoons at a time of either vinegar or lemon juice to help thin out your sauce if it’s too thick for your own taste.

What To Do With Leftover Tartar Sauce

If you have extra tartar sauce, then you can definitely freeze it in ice cube trays and use them in smoothies or other recipes! And if you are using the shrimp escargot dip recipe, then you can just loop a spoon through each shrimp escargot instead of dipping them. And as for leftover shrimp escargot dip, that is also a great addition to salads, wraps or even sandwiches.


Making the Best Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

This shrimp escargot dip recipe is a fun and flavorful side dish that can accompany a variety of different foods. It is best enjoyed on bread or crackers, but it also tastes great with carrots, celery and chips.

How to Make Tartar Sauce:

In a medium-sized bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, capers and cornichons. Stir in dill and lemon juice. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.


Tartar Sauce Recipe Ingredients

2 ounces of mayonnaise, or more if you want it to be a thicker consistency

1/2 ounce of sour cream, or a little less if you want it to be thinner, like a cream cheese consistency

1 ounce of capers (or half of a jar, drained) – as many as you want – I used 1 ounce but that was too much and I had to cut it down more. I think for 3-4 people maybe 1 ½ ounces is about right.

1 ounce of pickles, you can use whatever kind you happen to have. I used a pickle relish which was about the same consistency as the capers

2 ounces of escargot, or more if you’d like – I used 2 ounces and the amount was just right for me. There are many different kinds of snails in different parts of the world so depending on where you’re from, there may be other types that will work just fine.

½ avocado – optional but recommended.

A few drops of lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon of salt, more or less to taste. I used more than half a teaspoon but that amount was just right for me.

Use your favourite mustard (preferably spicy) or use a mix of mustard and mayonnaise as your dipping oil. It’s all up to you!


Wash and clean the escargot, then chop them up. You can also define them if you’d like. Mix all together so the mayonnaise and sour cream are mixed in until everything is mixed together. Let it sit at room temperature for at least an hour to allow it to start firming up.

In a separate bowl, mix the mustard and mayonnaise with the lemon juice and salt until blended together. Use this as your dipping oil.

Best of all, this tartar sauce is better if you keep it in the fridge because if you let it sit on the counter too long, it will just get watery and split. So remember to shake any leftovers to make them more solid again.

Homemade Tartar Sauce Serving Suggestions

Serve with fish sandwiches, fried fish or any kind of seafood. Also serves as a great dipping sauce for shrimp, crawfish and crab claws.

Keep in mind that this recipe is for one serving, so if you want to double it just keep it refrigerated. You could also freeze any leftovers, but remember to thaw it before serving since it will be watery when it’s thawed.

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