Jalapeno Tartar Sauce

Gina Davis


This sauce goes great with fresh fried fish, oysters, shrimp, calamari, mudbugs (crayfish) I am an avid seafood/fresh water fish eater :) and anything you want that tartar sauce with a kick on! Great on chicken tenders too!

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4 -6


15 Min


2 Hr




2 c
mayo (i use duke's or hellman's a good mayo makes for a good start)
1/2 c
dill pickle relish
4 Tbsp
capers drained and chopped (optional - if i am out of capers i dice up a couple of green olives and it is still just as good!)
2 Tbsp
lime juice (fresh or bottled)
4 dash(es)
green jalapeno sauce (or any hot sauce you like green or red)
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 tsp
fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
1 tsp
kosher salt (i use course grind)
1 small
green onion very thinly sliced tops included (this is up to you i make it both ways depending on the mood lol)
2 small
fresh jalapenos cleaned, seeded, and diced small (if you like the heat add some of the seeds to the mixture) use less jalapeno if you prefer less

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix all ingredients together except the Jalapenos. Cover and chill for 1 hour or longer.
Add jalapenos re-cover and chill for 1 more hour to meld the pepper flavor but to keep some of the firmness to the pepper.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Spreads, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy