Recipe by Luci
"This is a great sauce for chicken tacos and fish tacos. It's also great as a dip!"
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cilantro, coarsely chopped
serrano chile peppers, seeded and chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Outstanding! Used FF 1/2 & 1/2 and low fat mayo ... 4 serranos and 4 cloves of garlic ... 3/4 of a bunch of cilantro. I poured it over Tilapia and baked them. Served with rice and roasted asparagus. We just LOVED this sauce ... next time I'll add at least 1 more serrano pepper. After dinner we were looking for a snack and ate this with tortilla chips ... delicious that way also! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!
This seemed a lot more like a dip than a cream sauce. It was just okay, it was the mayo that makes it 3 star, it didn't seem to go with the rest of the ingredients, at least to me & seemed to throw it all off. I might try sour cream next time & see if that works better. Thanks for the inspiration! PS....when you are working with the chilies make sure to !!!WEAR GLOVES!!! I made that mistake & my hands were honestly red & stinging/burning for 2 days. It was horrible!
The is awesome! I roasted the chillies, and removed the charred skin and seeds. I alsoadded juice from 1/2 a lime and 3/4 tsp of sugar. Very good on top of fajitas.
I've decided I really like this. I followed this recipe exactly and let it meld a day or so. I used it on some broiled tilapia filets and it was good. DH said it tastes a little bit like a spicy ranch dip. (?) I think next time I'll do as Krazykhat suggested and add a squeeze of lime. My husband and I both think this would make a great dip for a veggie tray. I'm glad I tried it. This recipe will come in handy. Thank you for posting.
Super hot and super delicious. So easy to make. I threw everything in the food processor and it was ready in just a couple of minutes. I used sour cream instead of the heavy cream...1. to make it thicker and 2. that is what I had on hand. Best served chilled, we thought. I think I will use a whole bunch of cilantro next time. But great as is. Served with Chipotle Shrimp Tacos from this site. Huge hit with both my son and myself. Plan to use leftovers for other meats...maybe chicken tomorrow. Thanks Luci!!
Love this sauce! Awesome and so full of flavor. I served it on top of grilled chicken tacos but I can definetly see this being great on fish tacos. I hate using cream for anything so I decided I had to sub half and half for it. Of course it came out rather thin so I took an extra step and threw everything in a saucepan, added 1 tbsp of cornstarch dissolved in a little water. It thickened beautifully and it was still awesome!
LOVED this. Used as a dip but this would be great on fish like others have suggested. I am going to change it up a little. Use sour cream next time and roast the serranos with onions. YUM!
Very tasty. Now I don't have to run to Sharky's restaurant when I'm craving a gourmet fish burrito. I used this sauce in a shrimp burrito... and so good. I ended up freezing the left over sauce in small baggies rather than throw it away and it tastes very fresh still. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cilantro Serrano Cream Sauce
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 148
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