Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tarter Sauce, Kicked Up Cajun Style DIY - 52 Simple but Next Level Dishes

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Tarter Sauce is one of those condiments you usually have in your fridge, but who can remember how old that jar is?

So, a few years ago I decided to toss that jar and simply make my own whenever I have fish.  It is of course VERY easy, but also you can add flavors as you wish to increase the flavors.  In this recipe, I add pickles and a bit of the pickle juice in the jar.  This is in place of the more common addition of vinegar.  Just another way to add more flavor.

As to the Cajun Spice Mix, of course just about any Store bought mix works fine.  I happen to have an excellent mix recipe that I make often.  Something I always have around my house, my "Big Easy in a Jar" New Orleans Cajun Style mix.  Get even MORE bragging rights and make your own!

The Cajun spices are a compliment to the way I like my fish best (More New Orleans influences, Blackened (come back next post for that recipe).  But also the sweet creamy Mayo adds a nice contrast condiment...

Wonderful, LOVE this meal!


This simple recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Simple but Next Level Dishes"!

Kind of an odd title for these posts. But the longer sentence is... Simple recipes that are easy and inexpensive that will take your cooking to the next level... Things like easy pickled items (I always have a jar of Pickled Red Onions for sandwiches in my fridge). Or how about the easiest bread to make in the world... Beer Bread that is tasty on it's own but also makes a wonderful open face pizza style sandwich... With easy to make Tomato Sauce. Or how about Roasting Garlic for a spread on toast points for a unique appetizer. Infusing Oil with Herbs or spices or spicy peppers. Or how about making your own BBQ sauce. Nothing sets you apart as a grill master like setting out a jar of your own specialty BBQ Sauce.

You get the idea. These recipes are very simple, take very little time but will set you apart as a better cook...


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1 comment:

  1. Sounds lovely, I also make my own tartar sauce because I had the sweet kind and prefer to use the dill flavours, both pickles and brine, with a teaspoon of dill weed. I also add about a tablespoon of spicy whole grain mustard.