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Toby Jermain's Note:
I developed this tartar sauce about 35 years ago while working as broiler chef in a nice family steakhouse in California that didn't have a decent tartar sauce and didn't really care that their sauce couldn't even stand up to that on McDonald's Filet of Fish. I love this, since it is obviously designed just to my taste! It's good enough that it's even converted a couple of devout tartar haters, including my wife, who hates the stuff, to true believers. She uses more of it than I do!
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- 2 cups good quality thick mayonnaise (use Hellman's or Best Foods, not the thin runny stuff)
- 1/2 cup dill relish, well drained
- 2 -4 tablespoons sweet relish, well drained,to taste,starting the smaller amount and increasing to taste
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion, more to taste
- 1 -2 clove garlic, pressed or finely minced
- 1 -2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
- 1 tablespoon minced drained capers
- 1 -2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, to taste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2-1 teaspoon dry mustard or 1 -2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Tabasco sauce
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1Although quantities are close, they are only the starting point for the recipe.
- 2Whisk the mayonnaise until smooth and creamy, and set aside.
- 3Combine minimum amounts of all remaining ingredients except Tabasco, salt, and pepper, and whisk until dry ingredients are well incorporated.
- 4Stir into mayonnaise, and whisk until well combined.
- 5Allow to sit for 15 minutes, taste, and adjust seasoning with Tabasco, salt, and pepper.
- 6Taste again, and start to increase sweet relish, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, and mustard to meet your standards.
- 7I sometimes end up adding more dill relish, especially if I added too much sweet relish.
- 8Keep the amount of sweet relish low; this recipe is not supposed to be sweet, it is primarily a tart, sharp tartar sauce, as all good tartar sauces should be.
- 9If you want a sweet tartar sauce, just buy the stuff on the grocery shelf.
- 10Believe it or not, this will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for a couple months.
- 11If you want to extend the refrigerator life even longer, replace fresh onion with dried onion flakes (preferably the toasted ones), replace the fresh garlic with granulated garlic, and replace the fresh parsley with dried parsley flakes.
- 12I dont normally eat this with fish, except a little on occasion, but I love to dip the french fries that accompany the fish in the tartar sauce.
- 13My wife, who hates tartar sauce, loves this one.
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Nutritional Facts for Toby's Tartar Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (711 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 691.5
- Calories from Fat 475
- Total Fat 52.7 g
- Saturated Fat 7.7 g
- Cholesterol 40.7 mg
- Sodium 1782.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 58.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
- Sugars 14.2 g
- Protein 2.1 g