There was this very frustrating time before my broken stove was fixed that I have missed fried chicken and chicken tenders that I attempted to bake it. It turned out horribly, and being the baking noob, I didn’t know what went wrong, when I followed the recipe meticulously. (You could see some uncooked white flour on the bottom part of the chicken strip. Eep! And it was horribly overcooked inside.)
The only upside of that experience was that while baking, I thought of making tartar sauce blindly–not referring to any recipe online. (The recipe did not suggest any dip.) I didn’t plan on it, nor know how to make tartar sauce, so I had to rely on memory and depend on what’s in the fridge.
My Filipino tastebuds were quite pleased with how it turned out, so I searched ‘tartar sauce recipes’ online to see how others make it. Not bad, not bad at all. But most had dill on it, and I have no dill, and I’ve never seen dill sold in any of the supermarkets.
If you’re following me on Instagram, you’d know that I recently bought a dill plant–it was because of this! Haha!
Sometimes I like making things from memory instead of getting too engrossed with the ingredients list. My cupboard is having a hard time keeping it together as I keep buying a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. I’m wondering how this could have tasted like if I used calamansi instead of lemon.
Easy Tartar Sauce
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp pickle relish
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix everything in a small bowl. Garnish with parsley if desired. Done!