I made this recipe while playing around one day trying to come up with something better than regular old tartar sauce. I consulted a couple of my old recipe books for ideas and revisited some of the better ingredients in my remoulade recipe I wrote oh so long ago. I like remoulade, it's just a pain to make and involves tarragon which goes brown quicker than an avocado in a heat wave. Dried tarragon has no flavor because it doesn't dry well so it was off to come up with something that has the flavor of remoulade but not the headache.
|Served with Baltimore Lake Trout|
Most relish recipes will include some lemon juice, after all lemon juice and fish have been a great pairing for a long time. I feel however that lemon juice in a tartar sauce comes to dominate the overall flavor and keeps you from experience the full spectrum of taste. This is why I use lime juice, specifically Nellie & Joe's Key Lime Juice. Their Lemon and Lime juices are out of this world and miles ahead of any of that real lemon industrial waste. The lime juice in the recipe gives it a different spectrum of flavor that you're not expecting but pleasantly surprised.
Adult Tartar Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2tsp Lowensenf mustard (or dijon)
2tsp finely minced red onion
3/4 tsp key lime juice
2T Sweet Pickle Relish
1T chopped capers
2tsp dried Parsley
Mix all ingredients together and store in a tightly fitting container. Allow to sit 1 hours before using so flavors can meld and parsley can re-hydrate. Makes 4 servings.