tartar sauce

Pronunciation: [TAHR-tuhr]

Based on mayonnaise, tartar sauce is a mixture of minced capers, dill pickles, onions or shallots, olives, lemon juice or vinegar and seasonings. It's traditionally served with fried fish, but can also be used with vegetables.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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