More Gettin’ Saucy!
Is there anything better than fish and chips? Well, probably, but I really do love fish and chips. Especially with some tartar sauce (and malt vinegar) for dipping that golden fried fish! Let’s get real for a moment and say that fried food is really just a means to get dip in my mouth. Because what goes better with crispy fried goodness than a nice fatty, creamy sauce? Unfortunately, all this food naughtiness is pretty much out of the question when one is trying to lose weight. But like I said in my previous post, having sauce with my meals makes me feel “normal.” So of course I had to come up with a healthy tartar sauce.
This skinny tartar sauce is made with non-fat Greek yogurt and really packs a lot of flavor. It’s perfect with any fish. I like it best with pan-seared cod. If you follow the State of Slim plan be sure to use low-fat mayonnaise. If you’re in maintenance I suggest olive oil mayo as it has better flavor and texture. If you can find low sodium pickles definitely use them. If not, just rinse off your pickles (and capers) and pat them dry to reduce the overall salt content.
Skinny Tartar Sauce – SOS Phase 1
Makes a little over 1 cup – Serving Size = 2 Tablespoons
1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup roughly chopped shallot
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon capers, rinsed and drained
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup dill pickle chips (low sodium preferred, or rinse and drain them)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried dill (or double the amount fresh)
Freshly ground pepper to taste
In the bowl of a food processor (a mini size one will work best) add the shallot, garlic, capers and pickle chips. Pulse several times until everything is roughly chopped. Add the yogurt, mayonnaise, Dijon, and lemon juice and blend just until combined, all the ingredients should be finely chopped but you don’t want the sauce pureed, it should have a little texture. If you don’t have a food processor just finely chop all the ingredients by hand and mix into the yogurt, mayo and mustard.