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tartar sauce

or tartare sauce

a mayonnaise dressing for fish and seafood, usually with chopped pickles, onions, olives, capers, and green herbs added.
Origin of tartar sauce
First recorded in 1895-1900, tartar sauce is from the French word sauce tartare Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for tartare sauce
Historical Examples
  • Garnish with coral and parsley, and serve with tartare sauce (see Sauces).

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • If the salmon is served cold, the tartare sauce is poured over it.

    The Skilful Cook Mary Harrison
  • Lay a stratum on the dish, and anoint the stratum with tartare sauce.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • Serve at once with a garnish of chopped pickles, and tartare sauce.

    The Story of Crisco Marion Harris Neil
  • Dress the smelts on a folded napkin, and serve with Mayonnaise or with tartare sauce.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • Dress on a napkin and serve with Mayonnaise, tartare sauce, or quarters of lemon.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • Pour vinaigrette sauce over the whole or set a tablespoonful of mayonnaise or tartare sauce above the vegetables in each nest.

  • Remove center from one piece and fill cup thus made with tartare sauce.

  • Arrange them in a circle overlapping one another, and serve with Barnaise, Hollandaise or tartare sauce.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • Garnish the dish on which the jellied chicken is served with lettuce, and serve with it a Mayonnaise, Barnaise, or tartare sauce.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
British Dictionary definitions for tartare sauce

tartare sauce

a mayonnaise sauce mixed with hard-boiled egg yolks, chopped herbs, capers, and gherkins
Word Origin
from French sauce tartare, from Tartar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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