tartar sauce

or tartare sauce


  1. a mayonnaise dressing for fish and seafood, usually with chopped pickles, onions, olives, capers, and green herbs added.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tartar sauce1

First recorded in 1895–1900, tartar sauce is from French sauce tartare

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Example Sentences

Okra charred on the grill, paired with pickled fennel and eaten with a sumac-seasoned tartar sauce is detailed so passionately by a server, we bite — then scrape our plate clean.

It has a slick of tartar sauce, akin to the mayo that tops its progenitor.

Bojangles is also putting its “Bojangler” fish sandwich — “wild-caught Alaskan Pollock filet” served with American cheese and tartar sauce — back on the menu this week.

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To assemble taco place escabeche, fish and tartar sauce in a tortilla and garnish with cilantro and lime.

For tartar sauce combine diced onions and jalapenos with mayo and mix well.

Shallot is stronger than garlic and onion; a real Tartar sauce cannot be made without shallot.

When an older chicken is prepared hunter-like, it is generally served with a Tartar sauce.

Serve on a napkin with fried parsley, quartered lemons, and Tartar sauce separate.

Serve with Tartar sauce as fried fillet of sole, or use as a garnish for fish.

Mix the meat of one boiled crab with a cup of Tartar sauce and a little Cayenne pepper.


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