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Make Simple Tartar Sauce – You’ll find any number of ready-made Tartar Sauces including some the family really like (like the egg-based Sauce Tartare by Delouis Fils).
When push comes to shove and seafood is on the menu, they ALL ask for the homemade variety of sauces such as my homemade aïoli or this tartar sauce.
This cool and zesty sauce is particularly tasty with spicy Cajun Style catfish fillets. Here is the recipe for what our taste buds consider is the best homemade tartar sauce
Prep Time: About 15 minutes
Cook Time: No cooking time involved but when prepared ahead of time, the flavors will have time to blend
Serves 3-4 but it is easy to adjust the recipe for additional servings
- Cross and Blackwell Premium 100% non-pareil capers (imported from Spain) 1-2 tablespoons, or according to taste.
- ½ jar of Duke’s® Real Mayo – 15 ounce jar ( Duke’s® is sugar free but you can use Hellman’s® if you prefer)
- Lemon Juice – 2 tablespoons fresh
- Yellow onion – 2 tablesppoons, grated
- 2 tablespoons spring onion tops (yep, only the green part), chopped fine
- 5 large sprigs of fresh parsley, chopped fine
You will also need a small food processor, vegetable grater, measuring spoons, a small to medium mixing bowl.
I use Duke’s® because it does not have the sweet taste of other brands of mayonnaise. It is perfect as the dressing for my old-fashioned potato salad.
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Notice that this recipe does not call for salt or pepper seasoning. The Cajun spices used to coat the fish fillets will more than take care of the sodium intake.
On a sodium-restricted diet? Calculate the sodium content of these ingredients to make sure you are within the daily limit.
The mix of ingredients in the Tartar Sauce creates an intense flavor which really does not benefit from the addition of salt or pepper.
For an extra burst of flavor, add lemon juice or grated onion. The juice from the grated onions adds an intense punch of flavor. Lemon juice adds tartness.
So let’s see…for dinner tonight we’re having Cajun Catfish or maybe Catfish Parmesan with vegetable slaw or a spring mix salad and grilled potato wedges.
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