Spicy Old Bay Tartar Sauce

When I first saw this recipe for a spicy Old Bay tartar sauce it took me all of about 2 seconds to figure out exactly what I was going to use it on. A fried shrimp po boy. The sauce is perfect on a po boy. It has a mild Dijon flavor. It has a good bit of kick. And it tastes of Old Bay. If that doesn’t scream shrimp po boy I don’t know what does.

Spicy Old Bay Tartar Sauce

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from Steven Raichlen’s massive book, BBQ USA. it is packed with over 400 dishes, almost all with a spicy side to them. BBQ USA sits on my bookshelf along Raichlen’s other great cookbooks.

Spicy Old Bay Tartar Sauce
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Spicy Old Bay Tartar Sauce

When I first saw this recipe for a spicy Old Bay tartar sauce it took me all of about 2 seconds to figure out exactly what I was going to use it on. A fried shrimp po boy. 
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword Old Bay, spicy, tartar sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1555kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small jalapeno seeded, minced
  • 1 tablespoon capers drained (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon cornichons chopped (or dill pickles)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chives chopped (or use 1 teaspoon dired)
  • 1 tablespoon basil chopped (or use 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients. Store in the fridge in a covered container for up to 1 week.

Notes

If I’m using this sauce as a tartar sauce I drain the capers. But I do not drain them if I’m using this as a dip for fried shrimp.

Nutrition

Calories: 1555kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 169g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1994mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 662IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.