Ask Cynthia a Question – October 11, 2012

Marie’s question: I love tartar sauce on all things deep-fried, and have not found a good commercial tartar sauce I like. Do you ever make tartar sauce? I like it to have a kick. Do you have a recipe to share?

My answer: When it comes to tartar sauce I am a purist. Here’s my recipe for Classic Tartar Sauce: 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon grated dill pickle, 1 teaspoon grated onion, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon mince parsley. Combine all ingredients. Chill. Yield: 1 cup tartar sauce for fish or seafood.

If you like tartar with a bite, I’d add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or 1 to 2 teaspoons grated jalapeno pepper, or, if you like tomato flavor, add 1 to 3 tablespoons chipotle adobe sauce (purchase in Hispanic food section of grocery store). Thank you, Marie, for participating in Ask Cynthia a Question.

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