Yummy Home Made Tartare Sauce

We’re cooking show tragics in this house. Right now we’re caught up in the personality dramas of the Australian version of My Kitchen Rules. When that finishes, Master Chef will start. That show is less personality and more cooking so it’s a good foil for follow up.

Another show we watch every Friday night is called Living Room. A delightfully eccentric and somewhat manic Spanish chef called Miguel Maestre has a cooking feature in it. A couple of weeks ago he made fish and chips.

It sounded so divinely delicious and simple I actually made it. Since then, I have made more of the utterly delicious and easy to make home made tartare sauce.

I must admit that I haven’t had all the ingredients to hand. Despite that, it is a winner. It goes well with chicken and hard boiled eggs too.

Here’s his recipe.  I’ve put an asterisk next to the ingredients I used for my own doctored version.

Miguel’s Tartare Sauce:

6 soft boiled eggs, runny (6 mins & then straight to iced water to peel)

2 pink eshallots, finely diced

*2 garlic gloves, finely diced

1 bunch chives, finely chopped

*½ bunch dill, finely chopped

*5 Cornichons, finely diced

*10 baby capers

Splash sherry vinegar (can use white or cider vinegar instead)

*Splash lemon juice

extra virgin olive oil, to combine

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients.

This week he made yoghurt flatbread. Two ingredients! I’m going to try that too.


©  Raili Tanska

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14 thoughts on “Yummy Home Made Tartare Sauce

      1. Huh, the country is in a mess. The only thing we do right is calling those things baby gherkins… and tea – a handful of us still remember how to brew a good cup of tea 🙂

      2. Sadly this country is in much the same state of being. Our own state is heading to elections this Saturday. The current government has wreaked so much havoc it will take a long time to recover – unless they win again and continuing doing what they seem to do so well 😦

      3. I wish more of the electorate understood political system better. A lot of them don’t know that the Conservatives are taking food from our mouths, and giving it to the rich, who don’t need it. capitalism has gone mad all over the world.
        Good luck to Australia. I hope you get a change for the better.

  1. My recipe do Tartar sauce is mayo, relish, maybe a little lemon juice and seasonings. I think your version is different from what mine is. I use it for seafood. Fried seafood. Goes great with fried catfish! I could eat fried catfish forever

    1. That sounds good too, Gretchen. I have never eaten catfish! I was once stung by a catfish and have never been in so much pain!!! Contrary to what you would expect, the way to treat it is to soak the affected part in water as hot as you can bear until the pain eases.

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