The fish finger sandwich, beloved by British people of a certain age (or possibly any age, I haven’t performed an extensive survey) and the perfect handheld comfort food. Whenever I see a proper fish finger sandwich on a restaurant or pub menu, I find it incredibly hard to resist and will inevitably suffer severe food envy if someone else orders it and I don’t.
But what is a fish finger sandwich without a good dollop of tartare sauce? For some reason I’ve never made my own tartare sauce, this is a total travesty considering how much I love it and how particular I can be about it.
A lot of recipes include finely chopped raw onions, but I’ve never been a fan of their strength, as I don’t want to taste them for hours after eating. Some recipes include tarragon, but again its not for me. That’s the great thing about tartare sauce, you can really make it your own. The only indispensable elements are capers, gherkins and a squeeze of lemon juice, the perfect ingredients to add a little piquancy where needed, in this case with a potentially bland fish dish. (continue reading…)