Tartar Sauce Recipe


Connie’s Coronavirus Cooking Chronicles – Recipe 6 – Tartar Sauce

It took a bit of experimenting to get this tartar sauce recipe the way I like it, but I finally came up with a recipe that I love! It is sweet due to the sweet relish but also tangy due to the lemon juice.  Feel free to add some salt too if you would like. This tartar sauce recipe is perfect for homemade crab cakes, fish and chips, and other seafood dishes. The recipe for crab cakes is here.

Tartar Sauce


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 6 tbsp sweet relish
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tbsp minced shallot (use 2 tbsp for a stronger onion flavor) (red onions will also work, try 1 tbsp first and increase if desired)
  • salt, to taste (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients together. You have tartar sauce!

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