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

How to Make Jalapeno Tartar Sauce


  1. Mix all ingredients together except the Jalapenos. Cover and chill for 1 hour or longer.
  2. 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.

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About Jalapeno Tartar Sauce

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

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