· Tartar sauces usually come as a thick paste, and are used either as a dipping sauce or in stir frying. Ideal for breaded and fried foods, barbecue, hamburgers, tacos, rice, etc.
· Tartar sauce is a popular condiment in Western cuisine. It is popular as a dip in European Chinese Restaurant dishes such as prawn toast and spring rolls.
· Marinating the chicken with this sauce and then grilling on a barbeque is fantastic..
· Pour this sauce over steamed vegetables for a beautiful combination of colour and flavour.
· This sauce makes for excelling salad dressing and is usually used in cold sandwiches.
How to store tartar sauce
Keep the bottles in a dark cool cupboard for 3 months before using. After opening the seal, keep sauce in the fridge and add a teaspoon to your next dish for a taste of the orient. The home prepared tartar sauce should be kept in a jar with a screw-on lid for a maximum of 1 week. Tartar sauce can be made in minutes, although it should be stored in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
Health benefits of tartar sauce
· The common bottled tartar sauces are high in sodium and fat content.
· One tablespoon of tartar sauce would contain approx. 22 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 78 mg sodium; 6 mg potassium.