Louisiana Tartar Sauce

Louisiana Tartar Sauce

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Yields: 2 Cups

Tartar sauce is usually served with all fried seafood dishes in South Louisiana. You may wish to try this sauce as a dip for catfish beignets or as a topping for a seafood terrine.


1½ cups heavy-duty mayonnaise
2 tbsps lemon juice
¼ cup minced pimento olives
¼ cup minced sweet pickles
1 tbsp sweet pickle juice
¼ cup chopped parsley
¼ cup chopped capers
1 tbsp sliced green onions
salt to taste
Louisiana hot sauce to taste


In a large ceramic bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and lemon juice. Blend in olives, pickles, pickle juice, parsley, capers and green onions. Season with salt and hot sauce. If you prefer a more tart taste, add a little lemon juice or white vinegar. If a sweeter taste is preferred, add more sweet pickle juice or a touch of sugar. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to develop.