Tartar Sauce

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This is a tangy, mayonaise-based sauce, usually served with fried fish and scampi (deep-fried, breaded prawns) but it also goes very well with thinly sliced cold beef.


Preparation Time: 5 minutes (+ 10 to make the mayonaise)
Cooking Time: N/A
Serves: 2 - 3


  1. Prepare the ingredients. The shallot needs to be very finely chopped because it has the strongest flavour of all the ingredients and biting into a large chunk can be quite... intense. shallot, gherkins and capers
  2. Stir the shallot, capers, gherkins and lemon juice into the mayonnaise.
  3. Use as required. the finished Tartar Sauce
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Useful Information

Can it be frozen? No.
Can it be prepared in advance? Yes, it can be finished up to 3 days in advance.
Will leftovers be nice? Yes, for up to 3 days from the day it is made.


- Because the mayonnaise is made with unpasteurised, raw egg yolks, it should not be consumed by pregnant women, very young children or the elderly.

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