While back my wonderfully talented friend Margot came up with a fish sauce recipe that she used on tacos. Sadly she took down her food blog and I didn’t memorize it, I knew it had a creamy base some limes and some garlic and… huh not enough to make a good sauce. So I did a quick Pinterest search and saw one titled “Wickedly Good Fish Taco Sauce” The picture of the sauce is what sold me. I have used it mainly on my low country boils but have also put it on scallops when I didn’t like the flavor of them and it transformed the dish into something pretty decent.
Again I didn’t create this recipe in any way! I just really enjoy it and want to save it god forbid she shuts her site down.
- 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream (Greek yogurt is delicious as a substitute if you’re not a fan of sour cream)
- 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise (you can use full fat, but, the spices are so delicious, you won’t miss that particular flavor contribution)
- 1 lime, cut in half
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon capers, minced
- 1 hot pepper of your choice, seeded and minced (jalapeno is delicious, as are the cherry bomb poppers I used in this batch).
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
Now comes the hard part, making it. Oh yeah no not hard just mix all the ingredients together and serve. The website recommends covering and chilling for an hour or longer to let the flavors settle. I haven’t done that but I have used sauce that is a day old out of the fridge and I didn’t notice that much of a difference so if you don’t have time don’t worry.
Also I don’t make it with the capers and the hot pepper. I add a few dashes of hot sauce or some red pepper flakes instead sometimes and completely leave out the caper taste and I still love it. All up to you though, I feel like this is a recipe you can play around with and still get a great tasting sauce!
*This recipe is from SoupAddict.com and can be found here. I in no way created anything on this recipe