Tasty tartar sauce

Screenshot_20180323-152438Jamie Oliver is my hero!  I say it loud and proud.  The man is a genius. I LOVE his recipes – the simplicity, the flavour, the passion, the taste – I love it all. My absolute number one Jamie book is Comfort Food – it’s my favourite cookbook ever. The food in it gives me chills and I actually shed a tear at how wonderful it was #emotionalcheesetoastie.

I also love his 30 minute meals and 15 minute meals cookbooks. There are soooo many quick and simple ideas for family meals and his style is so easy, anyone can give it a go! While the books are set out meal by meal, you can break them down and only make the bits you really want. They are full of new techniques which have completely changed the way I think about cooking food.

OK, enough gushing about Jamie…….no but I frickin love him tho……… #jamieismyhomeboy

I made a roasted salmon dinner with crushed new potatoes and green beans – but I felt that I needed an accompaniment to finish the dish off and for that I reached to Jamie and his amazing homemade tartar sauce from 30 minute meals.

Who knew it could be so simple?  All you need are some storecupboard ingredients, fresh parsley and a lemon and you have the most delicious, piquant sauce for your fishy dishy!Screenshot_20180323-152307May I also be so bold as to suggest that this sauce is awesome with a battered fish, in a plain old fish finger butty or wrapped around some cooked new potatoes for a bbq side dish……

I implore you to give this recipe a chance, you won’t regret it! By the way, don’t be put off by the anchovies in this recipe, once they’re blitzed up, you’d never know they were there – they just give the wonderful background taste that only anchovies can give!

Tasty tartar sauce

  • 5 small gherkins/cornichons or 3 large
  • 1 heaped tsp of capers
  • Half a tin of anchovy fillets and some oil from the can
  • A small bunch of fresh parsley
  • 200g mayo (I went for light to save on the cals)
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Some smoked paprika for sprinkling on at the end (optional and a bit faffy)
  1.  Put the gherkins, capers, anchovies and parsley into a food processor and blitz until they are well chopped.
  2.  Then add in the juice on one lemon and a good drizzle of olive oil until the mixture comes together.
  3. Place the mix into a small bowl and put in the mayo and mix together.
  4. And that’s it!  A lovely little sauce that’s as easy as 1,2,3!

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