a recipe from

The Gilmore House Inn

Westport, Ontario, Canada.

Tartar Sauce                                      

Ingredients:                                                                                                     serves 4

1 c  mayonnaise or salad dressing

1 tbsp    sweet green relish     or chopped gherkin pickles

1½ tsp   chives     chopped to 1/4” ( 1/2 cm )

1½ tsp   capers     chopped fine

1 tsp   lemon juice

1/4 tsp   white pepper     fine

in a large bowl mix all the ingredients together until well blended

transfer to a smaller stainless steel or glass bowl and refrigerate at least 2 hours, preferably longer – even the day ahead

stores well in a sealed container, refrigerated, 2-3 weeks


add more capers or more chives if you want to

change it up a bit by using dill relish or finely minced dill pickles and add some fresh dill


use a stainless steel or glass bowl because it will chill faster in the refrigerator than in plastic   don’t use aluminum     it’s okay to store the leftovers in plastic

Enjoy                                                                                                               RJH