March 30 2021

“Big Mac” Fish Burger Sauce


Calling all fish burger fans!!  This sauce is a total game changer. 

With just a few pantry staples and about 5 minutes of your time, you can quickly make it while your burgers are cooking and store leftovers for up to a week.

So far we've tested this sauce with shrimp burgers, mahi burgers, drizzled over fish tacos and used as a dip with fries.  


What is "Big Mac" Sauce?

It's been a very long time since I've stopped at a Mickie D's, but I sure do remember that sauce.  It's an irresistibly tangy, zippy and super flavorful sauce they use on their Big Mac's, and this is as close as I'll get to replicating the classic Big Mac sauce.

Here's what you need to make "Big Mac" Fish Burger Sauce:

  • Mayo - you can use regular, light or even vegan/avocado mayo if you're like me and very much dislike mayo 😉
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Sweet Pickle Relish
  • Sugar - regular or coconut sugar are both great options

If you're a ketchup addict (I know you're out there!), you could replace the apple cider vinegar and the sugar with ketchup.  I haven't tried this yet, but I have seen it in other recipes.  I would start with 1 teaspoon of ketchup to start and add more to taste from there.

How to Use "Big Mac" Fish Burger Sauce

Here are just a few ways to use this delicious burger sauce:

  • Shrimp burgers (I love the ones from Trader Joe's until I come up with my own recipe) 
  • Crab Cake Sandwiches
  • Mahi Mahi or Salmon Burgers
  • French fries or onion rings
  • Drizzled over fish tacos
  • Used as a salad dressing for "burger salads"

The Recipe

You can keep leftovers in the fridge in a covered container for up to a week.

I also recommend playing around with the flavors to adjust to your liking.  For example, I tend to add extra sweet pickle relish to my sauce because I love relish so much, same would go for what you like too, whether it's more spices for zippiness or more mustard for tanginess.  The world is your oyster and this "big mac" fish burger sauce can be all your own!

Enjoy and let me know what you think if you try it!

You can CLICK HERE to print this recipe.

What do you think?

Let me know by commenting below.

About the author 

Lauren Collins

Through the eyes of a fishermans' wife, I'm excited to share my cooking and photography with you here on MFCC. You can learn more about cooking, and get more recipes by visiting my website Creatively Delish.

  • Thanks for sharing this recipe. I look forward to making some up in the very near future. I will let you know how it turns out.
    Thanks again.

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