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Gordon Ramsay tartar sauce recipe

Gordon Ramsay tartar sauce recipe

Gordon Ramsay is known for his fiery temper and demanding kitchen persona, but Gordon Ramsay Tartar Sauce Recipe that has people talking. You can make this simple yet delicious dish in minutes and it is perfect for any occasion. Keep reading to learn how to make Gordon Ramsay’s tartar sauce recipe yourself.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 395kcal


  • 1 bowl
  • 1 Mixer


  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise - Creamy and smooth mayonnaise forms the base of the tartar sauce, providing a velvety texture and a rich, indulgent flavor, ensuring a luscious and satisfying sauce for dipping or dressing.
  • 1/2 Small Dill Pickle - Crunchy and briny dill pickle adds a refreshing crispness and a delightful tang, infusing the sauce with its zesty, vinegary taste, creating a lively and bright flavor profile.
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce - Rich and tangy Worcestershire sauce adds a depth of umami flavor, enhancing the sauce with its complex taste profile, providing a savory and slightly spicy kick.
  • 1/2 tablespoon Capers - Piquant and salty capers bring a burst of briny flavor, offering a sharp, tangy note and a delightful pop of texture, enhancing the tartar sauce with their unique, slightly peppery taste.
  • 1/2 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice - Bright and citrusy fresh lemon juice adds a zesty and tangy kick, providing a refreshing acidity that balances the richness of the mayonnaise, elevating the overall freshness of the sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Onion - Crisp and pungent chopped onion provides a sharp, savory flavor, adding a satisfying crunch and a mild sweetness, enhancing the tartar sauce with its aromatic depth and texture.
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chopped Fresh Dill - Fragrant and aromatic fresh dill adds a burst of herbal freshness, infusing the sauce with a delightful, garden-like aroma and a subtle anise-like flavor, elevating its overall freshness.
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon Mustard Optional - Spicy and robust, Dijon mustard adds a bold, sharp flavor, creating a flavorful contrast and enhancing the sauce with its zesty, slightly spicy kick, offering an additional layer of complexity.
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste - Essential for seasoning salt highlights the natural flavors of the ingredients, while black pepper adds a subtle heat, ensuring a well-balanced and harmonious taste in the tartar sauce, enhancing its overall savoriness and spice.


  • To make this dish, start by mixing mayonnaise, lemon juice, onions, Worcestershire sauce, dill pickle, fresh dill, capers, and mustard until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, then pop it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes so the flavors can marry.
  • Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy.


Add cold pickles and fresh lemon juice to get extra crunch and zing in your dish.
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