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Sauce for Fish Sandwiches - Not Tartar

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I am looking to make some grilled fish sandwiches this summer - what would be some easy to prepare sauces to use instead of tartar sauce

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  1. Mix catsup and horseradish.

    1. Some types of compound butter would work nicely, depending on the fish they're matched with.

      1. chop up some canned chipotles, and blend w/ mayo and a little bit of the adobo sauce they come in.

        Salsa

        Corn relish

        Teriyaki

        Pesto

        Mayo loaded with wasabi

        guacamole

        Pineapple salsa, mango salsa, peach salsa

        Rosted Red Pepper Coulis

        Olive oil, salt, pepper, a good handful basil and garlic pureed in a blender.

        Indian Pickles / chutneys

        Raita

        Tzatziki - fish gyros in a pita. (I do this a lot)

        You have plenty of options. Tartar sauce (although I like it) is one of the LAST things I think of for a sauce for fish.

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        1. re: gordeaux

          Wasabi Mayo was the first thing to my mind, too. Or a chipotle ketchup. I'm a fan of acids and fish too, so how about a vinegary/lemony slaw? Kind of a riff on fish tacos?

        2. I make a lime crema for my fish tacos that may work well for you. Basically, sourcream, lime juice, minced garlic, minced serrano, minced cilantro.

          A spicy remoulade is good too.

          Or a roasted red pepper sauce.

          1. How about a gribiche, or some salsa verde?

            TT