This Zesty Cajun tartar sauce has the perfect amount of zest, balanced out by the sweetness from the mayo. Very easy to make with simple everyday ingredients. Perfect for fish, shrimp, or even sandwiches, it’s that good!
Pair this tartar sauce with this Amazing Blackened Salmon recipe.
Inspiration for this tartar sauce came about one day when we were eating fish, and had no none on-hand. As you know, it’s the worst to have to run to the store for something so simple.
So one time when this happened to me, we had already fried the fish, the shrimp was ready… and we had NO TARTAR SAUCE! Naturally, I did not feel like going to the store just for one little condiment.
Knowing the basic flavors I was going for, this bad boy was whipped up! I whipped-up this dreamy, creamy, and zesty tartar sauce- and we haven’t bought pre-made tartar sauce ever since! It is really THAT good!One of the best parts about it, the ingredients are pretty basic, and most will have them in their pantry/refrigerator already.
What can I use this tartar sauce for?
This zesty cajun tartar sauce is the perfect condiment to have on hand for just about any seafood. Use it as a dip for fried fish, baked or pan seared fish, or shrimp. We have even used it as a dipping sauce for french fries before!
How long can homemade tartar sauce last?
Most tartar sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Be sure to place it in an airtight container, or a container with plastic wrap over the top.
Furthermore, tartar sauce taste much better if it is made ahead of time and placed in the fridge for a day or two. This allows all of the flavors to marry nicely.
Mayonnaise is the base for this tartar sauce. Red onion, cajun seasoning, and red wine vinegar also help round-out the flavors. A touch of sugar, and some dill pickle relish are also added.
I will tell you, one of the oddest ingredients in this recipe is that dill weed. I’m pretty sure not too many people keep this particular spice in their cabinet!
Take my word for it though, you should get it! This spice gives the tartar sauce that extra zesty and crisp flavor. It gets used more than I ever thought I would- coleslaw, tuna salad. It is a secret spice behind a lot of my delicious dishes.
Nonetheless, whip this tartar sauce up next time your in a pinch, or even if you just want a great sauce for dipping just about anything in!
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Dill relish
- 1/4 Red onion, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon Red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, (like Tony Chacheres)
- 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Dill weed seasoning (optional but highly recommended)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate for up to 7 days, or use immediately.
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Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning, 8 oz
Mini Whisks Set of 2, 5 Inches and 7 Inches
365 Everyday Value, Mayonnaise, 32 fl oz
Bovado Glass Bowl for Storage, Mixing, Serving - Clear, Dishwasher, Freezer & Oven Safe Glass, Easy-Clean, 1.5 QT
365 Everyday Value, Organic Dill Weed, 0.46 oz
Vlasic Pickle Relish, Dill, 10 oz
Serving Size:6 People
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 308mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
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