Tiger sauce is an amazingly delicious and versatile sauce that is rich and creamy with a subtle heat to it.
It can be used as a flavorful sauce in sandwiches and burgers, or it can also be used as a dip for seafood, meat, and various finger food like nuggets and fries.
There are many versions of Tiger sauce but we think our recipe is one of the best.
It’s sweet, savory, and the spiciness gives a great kick.
You can also easily modify the heat level to suit your preference.
Our Tiger sauce recipe is absolutely yummy, really simple and it takes less than a minute to make!
You won’t go back to a store-bought Tiger sauce when you realize how easy it is to make it yourself at home.
We will also share some tips on how to modify the Tiger sauce recipe to create different variations below.
For our original base Tiger sauce recipe, we will be using some staple ingredients that you should be able to find in your kitchen. If not, just pick it up from your nearest grocery store:
- Mayonnaise: The mayo will serve as the base of the sauce. Use a thick one so that the end-result will not turn out to be too watery.
- Sour cream: The sour cream will elevate the taste of the sauce and helps to thicken it as well.
- Horseradish: The more finely you grate the horseradish, the higher the level of heat. We will be using minced horseradish for this recipe.
- Garlic: The garlic will help to give additional flavor and heat to the sauce.
- Lemon juice: This will help to tame the horseradish and provide a refreshing taste.
- Salt: Put as required to taste.
- Pepper: Put as required to taste.
Tip #1: We recommend using a heavy-duty mayonnaise so that the final Tiger sauce comes out as a thick condiment. You can use Hellman’s or Dukes or any other mayonnaise with similar texture.
Tip #2: For a start, we recommend sticking to the base recipe first so that you can gauge your desired level of heat. There are many ways of increasing the heat level if required.
- Combine mayonnaise and sour cream
Start by combining the mayonnaise and sour cream in a bowl.
- Horseradish, garlic, lemon juice
Add the remaining horseradish, garlic and lemon juice into the bowl and mix well.
- Salt and pepper
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long can the Tiger sauce be stored for?
The Tiger sauce will be good for up to 2 weeks if properly stored in an airtight container and placed in the refrigerator.
When you take it out from the fridge, stir well before enjoying the tasty condiment!
The Tiger sauce is too hot. How do we reduce the heat?
To reduce the heat of the sauce, you can lower the amount of horseradish or use larger chunks instead of the finely grated ones.
You can also add more lemon juice or some sugar.
The Tiger sauce is too mild. How do we increase the heat?
To increase the heat of the sauce, you can add more horseradish or garlic.
You can also add more pepper into the sauce or red chili flakes to up the intensity.
To create a nice pink color and increase the heat at the same, try adding 1 tablespoon of chili sauce!
What can the Tiger sauce be used for?
The Tiger sauce is really good for seafood, meat and many finger food.
Some of our favorites to dip in the Tiger sauce include:
- Black pepper Angus steak
- Chicken nuggets
- Roast beef
- Fried fish
- Grilled prawns
- ½ cup mayonnaise (thick)
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- ¼ cup horseradish
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
- Start by combining the mayonnaise and sour cream in a bowl.
- Add the remaining horseradish, garlic and lemon juice into the bowl and mix well until the ingredients are fully combined. A creamy sauce should form.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
Use a thick mayonnaise so that the final Tiger sauce comes out as a thick condiment. You can use Hellman's or Dukes or any other mayonnaise with similar texture.
Start with our base recipe before tweaking it if you don't know how much heat you can take.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 257mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is only an estimate and can vary depending on ingredients used.
The base recipe can easily be modified to create other variations. Here are some tweaks and modifications that you can try:
Cajun Tiger sauce recipe
To create a Cajun variation of the Tiger sauce, simply add 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning to the base recipe above!
This adds a rustic flavor to the sauce and is equally delicious!
It goes especially well with fish!
Just baste on the fish prior to broiling, or use it as a dip.
Pink Tiger sauce recipe
To make an Instagram-worthy Tiger sauce, simply add 1 to 2 tablespoon of chili sauce into the base recipe and watch it turn into a pink dip!
Just make sure you are able to take the increased spiciness of the sauce!
You will definitely enjoy compliments from your friends and family on both the taste and look of the sauce!
We hope you enjoyed making the Tiger sauce with our recipe and experienced this amazing dip that is flavorful and versatile.
Feel free to modify the base recipe to suit your own preference and create your own unique sauce!
Let us know your favorite pairing with the Tiger sauce dip in the comments below!
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