Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in mayonnaise. Best Foods and Hellman's mayonnaises are gluten-free.


"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain."
-Mark Twain

The refrigerator light goes on...

Tartar Sauce is, of course, the standard with your fish, but that doesn't mean that you can't change it up every now and then. This sauce works great on fish sandwiches, as well as with Oven Fried Fish and Mustard Cornmeal Crusted Fish.

Reduced-Fat Mayonnaise

The amount of fat varies pretty widely between the non-fat and regular mayonnaise which has up to 10 or 11 grams of fat per tablespoon.

Reduced-fat mayonnaises are great for making salads, and there are a number of choices available to you. I feel that Blue Plate Low Fat mayonnaise has great flavor with only 2 grams of fat and 25 calories per tablespoon. Hellmans Light - Best Foods in the Western U.S. - mayonnaise is quite good also at 15 calories.

I do not like using non-fat mayonnaise for dressings very much - I have found that they simply are not creamy enough.

Light mayonnaise or reduced-fat mayonnaise usually has about 1 gram of fat per tablespoon. I generally keep this around for making sandwiches.

1 tablespoon Blue Plate Low Fat Mayonnaise = 25 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat fat, <1g mono fat, 0g protein, 4g carbohydrates, 140mg sodium, <5mg cholesterol

1 tablespoon Hellmans Light mayonnaise = 15 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat fat, <1g mono fat, 0g protein, 2g carbohydrates, 130mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


Sun Dried Tomato Tartar Sauce

Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 2 Tablespoons

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Keeps well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

2 Tbsp reduced-fat sour cream
1 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp pickle relish
1 Tbsp sun dried tomato paste
2 Tbsp red bell pepper (finely diced)
2 Tbsp fresh chives (minced)
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Mix all ingredients together and chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 2 Tablespoons

Servings = 4


Amount Per Serving

Calories 35 Calories from Fat 19
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 4mg 2%
Sodium 196mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 12 mcg Potassium 93 mg
Magnesium 4 mg