I enjoy homemade tartar sauce with lemony wild caught salmon, pan friend wild halibut, salmon dill burgers or patties, and is a favorite "dip" for the kid friendly homemade fish sticks! Check out my recipe for Lemon and Dill Butter Baked Salmon!
I have fond memories from childhood of my grandmother's homemade tartar sauce. As a child, every Friday after school I would visit my grandparents and it's was a guarantee that their traditional food ways would provide me a nourishing meal! That meal was almost always fresh crispy but tender pan-fried salmon with homemade tartar sauce! (And, my older siblings and I would always joke about how their house always smelled like fish!) My grandfather was a chef for the army, and my grandmother cooked at home a lot too. She also passed on all her canning jars to me when I found them hidden in her basement pantry- just waiting to be used again! I wish I could go back in time and ask my grandfather all his recipes. I do remember him having a little black book that had a lot of recipes in it, maybe I can track it down one of these days, because i'm sure it's full of Real Traditional recipes that I've grown a passion and taste for. Maybe I can find his recipe for fresh tender venison- one of his favorites.
When I was a little older, I remember asking my grandmother what went into their yummy tartar sauce, as I think my growing body was craving those healthy fats! She couldn't recall the exact recipe, but she knew it had pickle relish and dill.
Over the years, I attempted to re-create their mouth watering tartar sauce that I sought after in my growing years. Here is my treasured taste bud sharing!
You will need:
- 1 cup Sour Cream and/or Homemade Mayo (sour cream made with real cultures with ensure you get probiotics and enzymes with your meal. Homemade mayo is often made with added whey to ensure enzyme content.)
- 1-2 Tblsp Capers, with their juice
- 1-2 Tblsp Pickle Relish, for a probiotic benefit- make your own relish by finely processing homemade lactofermented pickles.
- 1 slice Chopped White Onion
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Fresh or Dried Dill
- Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
- Optional: 1-2 Tablespoons cultured buttermilk- it just makes it taste like grandmas! But it's not required to make it!
Combine onion, capers, relish and pulse in food processor. Add lemon juice, sour cream/mayo, dill, spices and buttermilk.
Pulse in food processor until well combined and creamy.
Dip or Pour onto your favorite fish!
|Homemade Tartar Sauce on Wild Caught Baked Salmon|
Let me know how you like it!
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