Homemade Tartar Sauce Make Your Own Monday #13

Homemade Tartar SauceFirst of all, let me tell you something I have observed.  Tartar sauce seems to be different in different parts of the country.  In a very broad generalization, I will say that the East Coast likes it sweeter and the West Coast likes it dillier.  My husband was born and raised in the Seattle area and has a fond love for Ivar’s.  It is their tartar sauce by which he judges all others.  Luckily for me, most of the grocery stores in the Puget Sound area sell it in jars.  So for the first 18 or so years of my marriage, I didn’t have to worry about tartar sauce.  Now that I live in Arizona, however, I have (or had) a problem.  I should also note that The Good Guy puts tartar sauce on all fish, no matter how it is cooked.  I could make a beautiful baked fish in a sauce or grill a salmon in foil and he’d still desecrate it with tartar.  Feel my pain!

Homemade Tartar Sauce(note: I discovered it’s about a 4 to1 ratio of mayonnaise to relish)

Homemade Tartar Sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅛ cup dill relish
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  1. Mix in a bowl and serve.
  2. Refrigerate any leftovers.





6 thoughts on “Homemade Tartar Sauce Make Your Own Monday #13

  1. >You've given us two fro the price of one! I love both recipes and am especially pleased with your Costco copycat recipe. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  2. >So funny, I was about to do my version of tarter sauce, which looks a lot like yours.

    I gave you the Wise Words Award today.

  3. >Thanks for the tartar sauce recipe! I never buy it because it has so many mystery ingredients and we would never use it all before it went bad. Now I can make my own. Thanks!

  4. >yum yum!

    I am a picky tartar sauce person 😉 I usually make my own, it's easier and so much more delicious.

    YUM to the garlicky, cheesy, ravioli.. nom nom nom

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