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Unread 02-12-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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Question Suggestions needed: Sauce for Fish Tacos

Hey y'all,

I have been doing fish tacos for a while now, mostly marinated Tilapia, pico, cilantro, green onion, and some lime juice. I haven't had any complaints yet thank goodness.

What I was looking for help on is ideas for maybe a light (or spicy) sauce that would compliment the dish, not overpower it. I was thinking maybe a creamy tomatillo sauce or maybe a very light chipotle mayo (with emphasis being very light on the mayo).

I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for, maybe something crisp in flavor, light on the stomach, and packs a lot of wow.

Am I way out in left field here? Does anyone have any suggestions that could wake my fish tacos up?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below are some pics of my last taco session...
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Unread 02-12-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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I say:Yes!!!
The sauces you mentioned sound great.
Maybe a butter/lime/chipotle sauce?
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Mmmm.. Those look excellent!!

I make a chipotle slaw for fish tacos.... it has a chipotle/mayo blend..

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=57816

1/2 cup of mayo
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (minced) you can use as many peppers as you like
minced onion
salt to taste
and a squeeze of fresh lime juice




The slaw adds a nice "crunch" to the mix too...
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A cup of mayo and a tsp of cumin. That is a traditional addition. Lay it on first. Then the fish then the rest.
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Larry, BBQGrail, posted a Cilantro Chipotle sauce recipe with his Sort of Kofto Kebabs that is excellent and it would be great on fish tacos.

Here is his blog post...

http://thebbqgrail.com/2010/bbq-grai...-kofto-kebabs/

and here is the sauce recipe....

BBQ Grail’s Cilantro Chipotle Sauce

3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup mayo
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Art of Chipotle Paste with Adobo)
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Note: You can adjust the chipotle flavor by using more or less of the paste. You can also use canned chipotles in adobo instead.
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Mmmm.. Those look excellent!!

I make a chipotle slaw for fish tacos.... it has a chipotle/mayo blend..

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=57816

1/2 cup of mayo
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (minced) you can use as many peppers as you like
minced onion
salt to taste
and a squeeze of fresh lime juice




The slaw adds a nice "crunch" to the mix too...

WINNER WINNER fish taco DINNER!
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I did a post a while back with my fish taco recipe, that includes a chipotle slaw like cowgirl uses, plus a chipotle cream sauce.

Chipotle Cream Sauce:
1/3 cup sour cream
3 TBSP mayo
2 TBSP fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tsp minced chipotle chilis (canned, with seeds removed)
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp chili powder
Wisk together the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Chipotle Coleslaw:
2 tsp minced chipotle chilis (canned, with seeds removed)
1/3 cup mayo
2 TBSP honey
1 TBSP lime juice
1/2 pound shredded red and green cabbage (or 1/2 pound slaw mix)
1/4 cup chopped green onions.
Wisk together everything except the cabbage and green onions and set aside. Just before serving, mix in the cabbage and green onions.

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http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=75853
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I did a post a while back with my fish taco recipe, that includes a chipotle slaw like cowgirl uses, plus a chipotle cream sauce.

Chipotle Cream Sauce:
1/3 cup sour cream
3 TBSP mayo
2 TBSP fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tsp minced chipotle chilis (canned, with seeds removed)
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp chili powder
Wisk together the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Chipotle Coleslaw:
2 tsp minced chipotle chilis (canned, with seeds removed)
1/3 cup mayo
2 TBSP honey
1 TBSP lime juice
1/2 pound shredded red and green cabbage (or 1/2 pound slaw mix)
1/4 cup chopped green onions.
Wisk together everything except the cabbage and green onions and set aside. Just before serving, mix in the cabbage and green onions.

Full post can be found here:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=75853
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That all sounds great! Thank y'all!

Saiko, do you think your sauce would work well with chicken as well?


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I do an Avacado Chipotle sauce that works well.

One avacado split and mashed
2 cloves garlic smash and minced
2 tbsp pimento
2 Tbsp Olive oil
juice of one lime
1 chopped chipotle
2 Tbsp white onion
1 Tbsp green onion tops
1 tsp cummin
1 tsp corriander

Salt Pepper to taste.

Mash the avacado, pimento, olive oil and garlic together until fairly smooth. Add the rest and stir. Let it sit for about half an hour in the cooler. You can top with it, but it is best spread on the tortilla first and then add the fish.
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Bbally,

Thanks for sharing, I love anything with Avocado in it.
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Here's an easy fish taco sauce:

1 cup of olive oil Mayo + 1/2 package of taco seasoning, mix together
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Saiko, do you think your sauce would work well with chicken as well?
Don't see why not. I've thought about using it as a spread for sammy's or wraps also, haven't got around to it.
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I serve mine with the avocado cream that I included in this recipe:

Spicy Grilled Fish Tacos

I also add some of my Soutwest Slaw.

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Don't see why not. I've thought about using it as a spread for sammy's or wraps also, haven't got around to it.

Ain't nothing better than a fish "taco" wrap!
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