Best Tartar Sauce

This is the best tartar sauce I've ever had- well worth the trouble to make it yourself.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 114 Cups


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • Dash of tabasco sauce
  • 2 tbsp drained sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp finely minced shallots
  • 1 tbsp drained tiny capers
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)


  • Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce and relish in a bowl. Stir in the parsley, shallots, capers, salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate, covered, for at least 1 hour and up to 3 days before serving, for the flavors to blend.