Tartar Sauce Recipe

Can we stop yearning for new and be happy with what we have? It’s a question that a mayo based tartar sauce tries to answer.

There are times when what we have is not enough. We wouldn’t say it’s boring or we had enough of it, we just would like to take things a bit further. It’s like being on a hike and can’t stop until we reached the top of the slope we are currently climbing.

However, we know that beyond that, there is another valley to ascend to and another peak to reach up but stopping in the middle without even a glimpse of what would be possible, feels suffocating.

Or when we finally got the car that we have always dreamt of but after driving it around a couple of miles we just can’t resist thinking about what could have happened if this car had been born in a different era. When human knowledge and technology were not just got acquaintances but were truly inseparable friends.

Is there too much tartar sauce?

Such thoughts make us trot the extra mile scouting out on a family trip only to return with the news that everybody has known already. These are the urges that make us taking our precious little car to pieces and fine tuning it squeezing out an extra horse from its engine or painting it to a color no mortal can distinguish from a stock painting job, yet we know why it cost double.

We may think of such things a bit on the excessive side, but these are the same underlying urges that propelled the human race into the air and soon it seems beyond. We like taking things a notch or two higher to places previously thought impossible.

Where does tartar sauce come from?

Many things that we take for granted now once were as revolutionary radio waves, horseless carts or as buttercream in the Dobos torte. Once these magical things seep into our life and become understood another generation of curious people start building upon them.

Charging into the tomorrow with the lance of yesterday many times means leaving our old and heavy gear behind as our new lighter armor serves our needs better. This is why we no longer need to carry boom boxes on our shoulders, employing horse manure pickers or painstakingly cook buttercream over steaming bath.

Can tartar sauce live in harmony?

Not all new that builds upon the old is making previous generations effort obsolete though. There are many that can live next to each other in harmony and peace helping each other out in times of needs.

Just look how the mother sauces of French cuisine have not only survived but thriving in the world despite the hundreds of variations that are created from them. It’s no surprise though, as who could choose between the love of their life or their child.

No man would be able to come out unscathed from having to decide between mayo or for example tartar sauce either. Given of course if there is a spoonful of love towards them.

How tartar sauce can be different?

But luckily, we don’t have to take on such unfathomable tasks as we can take on making them anytime a dish tickles our fancy for them. It is true that tartar sauce is mostly used with seafood-based dishes but unbelievably the flavor of the sea is not a perquisition to make it.

We can use tartar sauce with pretty much anything that calls for mayo if we like the kick that added veggies and herbs give.

Although, there are a couple of ingredients added to the mayo to make tartar sauce, some recipes go as few as adding only diced pickled cucumber aka gherkins to it. While these spartan interpretation of the sauce shouldn’t be condemned as sometimes is does the job well enough a couple of extra herbs and stuff won’t hinder our efforts to great a tasty sauce for the dinner.

Especially not if we like to take things sometimes a little bit over the notch.

Tartar Sauce Recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 1 cup / 200g Mayo (Check out how to make Mayo at: Low Carb Condiments)
  • 1 piece / 15g Gherkins
  • 1 tablespoon / 15 ml Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon / 17g Capers
  • 1 tablespoon Dill
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (only if it wasn’t used during mayo making)

How to make Tartar sauce

  1. Chop gherkins, capers, dill, parsley and make the mayo if necessary. (Check out how to make mayonnaise at: Low Carb Condiments)Tartar Sauce Recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Mix all the ingredients into the mayonnaise. Don’t forget the parsley and lemon juice either.Tartar Sauce Recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Taste it and add salt if necessary. Mind that the flavors need some time to develop but don’t shy away adding more of ingredients that we like best. Fill the tartar sauce into an airtight container and put it in the fridge. As everything else with raw eggs and fresh herbs, mind not to use it over 6 days. Store bought mayo may live a bit longer though.Tartar Sauce Recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

Tartar Sauce Recipe - SunCakeMom

Tartar Sauce Recipe

Can we stop yearning for new and be happy with what we have? It's a question that a mayo based tartar sauce tries to answer.
Course Condiments
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 10
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 1 cup / 200g Mayo Check out how to make Mayo at: Low Carb Condiments
  • 1 piece / 15g Gherkins
  • 1 tablespoon / 15 ml Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon / 17g Capers
  • 1 tablespoon Dill
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard only if it wasn't used during mayo making

Instructions

  • Chop gherkins, capers, dill, parsley and make the mayo if necessary. (Check out how to make mayonnaise at: Low Carb Condiments)
    Tartar Sauce Recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Mix all the ingredients into the mayonnaise. Don't forget the parsley and lemon juice either.
    Tartar Sauce Recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Taste it and add salt if necessary. Mind that the flavors need some time to develop but don't shy away adding more of ingredients that we like best. Fill the tartar sauce into an airtight container and put it in the fridge. As everything else with raw eggs and fresh herbs, mind not to use it over 6 days. Store bought mayo may live a bit longer though.
    Tartar Sauce Recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

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