Monday, February 18, 2013
save by making your own tarter sauce
A number of years ago I heard you can make your own tarter sauce by mixing pickle relish and mayo. It was ok, but not like the stuff you can buy. I still prefered the stuff you buy in the store, yet it was so expensive. I have discovered a good tarter sauce recipe that is really great. It is easy to make and I usually have all the ingredients on hand.
It only takes a couple of minutes to mix up a batch of tarter sauce and the results are really yummy.
Homemade tarter sauce
1/2 cup mayonaise
1 1/2 Tablespoons pickle relish
1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish sometimes called creamed horseradish
1/4 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (fresh squeezed prefered, but bottled will do in a pinch)
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon dill
a shake of black pepper
Mix together and serve with your favorite seafood dish
Can be kept several weeks in the fridge
The horseradish and the worchestershire sauce really make it yum. They add a subtle flavor that you can't quite put your finger on, you are not sure what it is, but you know you like it. Try it and you may never spend money on expensive store bought tarter sauce again.
As an added note, I used my own green tomato relish in place of the pickle relish.
I have included the link below for those interested
green tomato relish recipe