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Captain D’s Tartar Sauce Recipe

Welcome to Captain D’s famous tartar sauce recipe! This delicious, creamy condiment will surely be a hit at any gathering. 

Perfect for dipping fried fish, shrimp, and other seafood dishes, this tartar sauce will bring out the best flavors in your favorite seafood meals. 

Made with simple ingredients like mayonnaise, capers, dill pickles, garlic powder and lemon juice, this easy-to-make tartar sauce can be ready in just a few quick minutes. Let’s get started! 

Captain D's Tartar Sauce Recipe

What is Captain d’s tartar sauce?

Captain D’s tartar sauce is a creamy, zesty condiment made from mayonnaise, dill pickle and spices. This tartar sauce adds a delicious flavor to any meal. 

With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can quickly whip up a big batch of tangy tartar sauce while simultaneously cooking the rest of your delectable dinner.

People who are conscious about their health can surely taste this sauce. It is full of nutrition and health benefits. It comprises healthy ingredients like mayonnaise, dill pickle, spices, and some lemon juice. 

The ingredients used in this sauce are high in Vitamin A, B6, potassium and dietary fiber. This tartar sauce helps lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve digestion.

This tangy sauce gives seafood a burst of flavor that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds. Four generations of seafarers have carefully crafted this tartar sauce. 

You can experience the irresistible combination of sweet and salty flavors with just one bite. The perfect balance between citrusy lemon juice and zesty spices makes for a unique flavor profile.

This delicious dipping sauce will leave your mouth watering whether you’re looking for a dip or spread.

How Did I Get Introduced to Captain d’s tartar sauce?

My eldest sister orders seafood online quite frequently. Unfortunately, the sauces that come with it can never match its deliciousness. One day I vented about this in my gossip group and they recommended Captain D’s tartar sauce – which was already a hit amongst them! 

Eager to try something new, I searched for their recipe so that, hopefully, I could recreate it at home. I found the recipe online and tried it. Surprisingly, it was very delicious.

Now I can’t imagine eating seafood and some dishes without this delicious tartar sauce. This tartar sauce truly enhances the flavor and makes the food more enjoyable to eat. 

Even my family members like it and always request me to make more of this sauce whenever they have seafood-type dishes. 

This excellent sauce is a straightforward mixture that requires minimal preparation and can be whipped up with only a few ingredients, yet it has an extraordinary flavor.

It is delicious and incredibly easy to make – just mix all the ingredients together and voila! Your homemade Captain D’s tartar sauce is ready!

I am now a big fan of this delectable condiment and would recommend everyone who loves seafood to try this out as soon as possible! Give your meal an extra zing with Captain D’s sauce! You will not regret it.

Captain D's Tartar Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4-6 tbsp dill pickle (finely chopped)
  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tsp dill weed (finely chopped)
  • salt to taste

Instructions

Step 1

Pour mayonnaise and lemon juice into a big mixing bowl. Add chopped pickles and chopped dill weed. Mix them gently. Make sure to thoroughly combine all of the ingredients.

Step 2 

Season the sauce generously with freshly-ground pepper, then take a taste and adjust if additional salt is needed.

Step 3

Cover the bowl with a wrap and allow the mixture to chill in the fridge for an hour at minimum, Although leaving it to refrigerate overnight would provide better-tasting results. As time passes, you’ll notice that the flavors become more potent.

Step 4

For the most flavorful result, make sure to stir your delicious sauce before serving.

Taste of Captain d’s tartar sauce

This tartar sauce has a creamy texture balanced with the tangy flavor of pickles and fresh dill, along with the slight kick from black pepper. The hint of lemon juice gives it a nice citrus finish, making it perfect for adding to your favorite fried dishes.

What to serve with Captain d’s tartar sauce?

There are wide varieties of dishes that you can serve with this favorite tartar sauce. 

Fish dishes: This tartar sauce is a must-have condiment in any fish dish, such as battered fish fillets or fresh tuna steaks.

Crisps and Fries: Whether it is potato crisps or French fries, this mouthwatering sauce will enhance the flavor of your side dish.

Salads: You can easily transform a basic salad into an amazing culinary experience with a generous drizzle of Captain D’s tartar sauce.

Seafood dish: It makes an excellent accompaniment for fried seafood dishes such as calamari or prawns.

Additionally, it is delicious when served alongside grilled vegetables, burgers and more. Moreover, it is an excellent addition to sandwiches and wraps for flavor. 

You can also use it to make homemade tartar sauce-based dressings for coleslaw or potato salad to bring out the natural flavors in those dishes.

How to store leftover Captain d’s tartar sauce?

You can store leftover simple sauce from Captain D’s in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Store the tartar sauce in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

Try to use it within a week whenever possible to ensure maximum freshness. Make sure you label and date the container or bag to know when it was made.

If you plan to use the leftover tartar sauce for longer, consider freezing it. Place the container or bag in the freezer and store for up to three months. When ready to use, thaw out overnight in the refrigerator before using.

Tips

1. Make sure to use the right ingredients for your tartar sauce. Use mayonnaise, pickles, dill and other seasonings according to your taste.

2. Chop the pickles into small pieces, so they are evenly distributed throughout the sauce.

3. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until everything is blended together smoothly and there are no lumps or clumps in the sauce.

4. Add lemon juice or white vinegar to the mixture if you prefer a tangier flavor profile to your tartar sauce.

5. Adjust any seasoning as desired and add more until it tastes right!

Captain D's Tartar Sauce Recipe

Captain D’s Tartar Sauce Recipe

Lori Walker, MS, RD
Captain D’s tartar sauce is a creamy, zesty condiment made from mayonnaise, dill pickle and spices. This tartar sauce adds a delicious flavor to any meal. 
With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can quickly whip up a big batch of tangy tartar sauce while simultaneously cooking the rest of your delectable dinner.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mixing bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4-6 tbsp dill pickle (finely chopped)
  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tsp dill weed (finely chopped)
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Pour mayonnaise and lemon juice into a big mixing bowl. Add chopped pickles and chopped dill weed. Mix them gently. Make sure to thoroughly combine all of the ingredients.
  • Season the sauce generously with freshly-ground pepper, then take a taste and adjust if additional salt is needed.
  • Cover the bowl with a wrap and allow the mixture to chill in the fridge for an hour at minimum, Although leaving it to refrigerate overnight would provide better-tasting results. As time passes, you’ll notice that the flavors become more potent.
  • For the most flavorful result, make sure to stir your delicious sauce before serving.

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Notes

1. Make sure to use the right ingredients for your tartar sauce. Use mayonnaise, pickles, dill and other seasonings according to your taste.
2. Chop the pickles into small pieces, so they are evenly distributed throughout the sauce.
3. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until everything is blended together smoothly and there are no lumps or clumps in the sauce.
4. Add lemon juice or white vinegar to the mixture if you prefer a tangier flavor profile to your tartar sauce.
5. Adjust any seasoning as desired and add more until it tastes right!
Keyword Captain D’s Tartar Sauce, Captain D’s Tartar Sauce Recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving And % Daily Values

Serving: 24 people 

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 5mg |  Sodium: 130mg | Sugar: 1g|

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Wrapping Up

Thanks for trying Captain D’s tartar sauce. This classic condiment is a great way to make seafood dishes even more delicious, and it’s surprisingly easy to prepare at home!

So what are you waiting for? Be sure to give this recipe a try soon, and enjoy the flavor of tangy tartar sauce with your next fish dinner.

Please share your experience in the comments below! We would love to hear from you. Enjoy your meal!

Happy cooking!  

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