Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Different Sort of Tartar Sauce

Often, after a busy day with no time to cook, we enjoy wild salmon burgers (frozen) with a simple salad.  I've been wanting to dress them up a bit and got serious recently.  I came up with a tartar sauce that has a slight twist.  It really gives the salmon burgers a kick in the right direction and would happily go with most seafood.  I think I'm going to try it in a seafood taco.

I've been trying to figure out how to add a "print this recipe" to my blog but so far, have had no luck.  If any of you already doing this and have time, I'd appreciate a tutorial or direction to one!!

Tartar Sauce 

1 cup mayonnaise
8 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, rinsed and finely chopped
2 Tbsp sweet pickle relish, undrained (you can also use dill pickle relish)
1 Tbsp finely minced onion
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
A touch of cayenne to taste

Mix all ingredients together.  This keeps well for several weeks.



  1. This sounds like such a fun twist on tartar sauce! I can see it being great with the salmon!

  2. I can tell by this recipe that the salmon burgers were mouthwateringly good!! I wish I could help with the Print this Recipe issue... but, I've nothing to offer in that area. I am curious how it works though. Have a wonderful day, Bonnie! tanna

  3. Your tartar sauce looks great! The sun dried tomatoes are a different addition, bet you loved it:@)

  4. I love the addition of tomatoes to the tartar sauce. Great idea! I've never had salmon burgers like you describe; gotta look harder. I need a quick fix like that for busy days.
    As for printing, I'm looking for easy, too. I understand that Google Docs is one way to do that. If I'm successful, I'll let you know.

  5. Hubby loves sauce for fish dishes...so thanks a lot for this Tartar sauce...have a nivìce Tuesday, ciao Flavia xoxoxo

  6. The tartra sauce sounds amazing. I used to do a Print this recipe in Google Documents. It is very easy to do. Create an account in Google Docs, under New Document copy and paste your recipe. Publish the document. This creates a LINK at the top of the page. Copy this LINK, highlight a phrase such as "Print this recipe" in your post ad Link it to the Google documents URL code and it is done. It may sound complicated but Google docs may explain it better.

  7. Do you make your own salmon bergers then freeze them? We get the ones already made from costco, they are good.
    Love the spec of red peeping through the sauce.

    Wish I knew about adding that but I am sure someone will be around to help. I just copy and paste then print.

  8. i could hardly read the ingredients for staring at the photo. first it is a great photo and very attractive, second it is just like my two bowls that I have that were my mothers. looks great sounds delish to me

  9. Looks and sounds delish!!! I think sun-dried tomatoes add delicousness to most anything. How creative of you to add them to tartar sauce.

    Have a great day,

  10. This looks good. I would call it a high-class tartar sauce!! Do you make the burgers?

  11. Sun dried tomatoes is an excellent addition to tartar. I always make my own, so I appreciate this variation.

  12. Nice one love it..i love tartar sauce

  13. Yum ---that looks good... I'll bet that would even taste good on a baked potato......

    Thanks, Bonnie.

  14. I'll wager these salmon burgers are outstanding. Your sauce certainly is. I used the code and instructions found here to insert the button to print. http://www.printfriendly.com/buttons
    Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  15. We love salmon burgers, and although I'm not a fan of tartar sauce, my hubby loves the stuff. I usually just mix up mayo, relish and a little worcestershire sauce. I like the addition of the tomatoes to this. I tried a PRINT RECIPE thing using Google Docs, then switched to Google Sites and it's much easier. You type your recipe into Sites and it gives you the url which you can then link to your PRINT RECIPE text.

  16. What a great recipe! Looks delicious! I am glad I stopped by today. By the way, I have a contest giveaway on my blog you might find fun. Take a look. triumphandtears.blogspot.com

  17. Ummm, I found a really tasty looking scallops recipe at Tammy's Simple Southern Happiness and I think this tartar sauce recipe would top it off very nicely.
    thanks dear!

  18. Gotta love a good tartar sauce sounds great. Sorry, no advice on the print recipe thing, but I will look around.

  19. Sounds delish!!!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday.


  20. I bet that this tartar sauce is great with the salmon burgers! It sounds delicious. :)

  21. Can I have a salmon burger please? What a great twist on a classic sauce. Thanks for sharing, sweet woman. I hope you have a great Wednesday. Happy Hump Day!

  22. I love your tweak on tartar. If I can find the instructions for print friendly I will send them to you via e-mail!

  23. M'afraid I can't help you with the 'print recipe' bit, but I like the tartare sauce! I'm a fan of it, and I think your addition of tomatoes and cayenne pepper are great :)

  24. Bonnie,

    Great recipe. I will have to look for salmon burgers.

    The print recipe thing has me crazy too. I will have to try google docs. You asked me about iPhoto on the mac....I don't use my mac for blogging. It just takes to long to upload the photos. Picasa works much better for me and works on mac and pc.


  25. The sun-dried tomato if certainly my favorite part of the recipe ;o)
    I don't make tartar sauce often enough. Gotta change that.

    Speaking of the 'Print' part...I found it convenient to place my recipe on a third party site with photo added ;o) I can't honestly help you with what you're probably thinking of, sorry.

    Ciao for now,

  26. I serve salmon burgers at my diner as a vegetarian option and only use mayo and a sundried tomato pesto relish on them, just the same as the beef, chichen and veggie burgers I serve. This tartar sounds like a good way to jazz up my salmon burger, I will give this a try. Thanks for posting.


  27. Yum, I like the idea of the sun dried tomatoes in the tartar sauce. I like to vary my tartar sauce and mix it up a little each time.


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