The most popular sauce recipes for traditional Baja fish tacos include a San Diego-style white sauce containing yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice and spices and a lime and cilantro cream sauce with green onions and garlic. This recipe also includes a chipotle cream sauce with fresh garlic, yogurt and mayonnaise.
A classic San Diego white sauce rates an average of 4.6 stars from more than 1500 reviews on AllRecipes.com. To prepare this popular white sauce, mix 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1/2 cup mayonnaise together in a medium bowl. Slowly stir in the juice of 1 lime until the liquid's consistency is slightly runny. Gently whisk in 1 minced jalapeño pepper, 1 teaspoon of minced capers, 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of dried dill weed and 1 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper. The recipe makes enough sauce for eight servings or 16 tacos.
This lime and cilantro crema rates 5 out of 5 stars from more than 100 reviews at My Recipes. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of thinly sliced green onions, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro, 3 tablespoons of fat-free mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons of reduced-fat sour cream, 1 teaspoon of grated lime rind, 1 1/2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 clove of minced garlic. Drizzle the sauce over prepared fish tacos. This recipe makes enough crema for eight tacos.
To prepare a popular creamy chipotle sauce, combine 3/4 cup of high-quality mayonnaise in a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, 2 to 3 roughly chopped canned chipotle chilis in adobo sauce, 1 to 2 teaspoons additional adobo sauce, and 1 roughly chopped garlic clove. Pour the cream over the prepared fish tacos. This recipe makes sauce enough for four servings, or eight tacos.