This is a great sauce for chicken tacos and fish tacos. It's also great as a dip!

Luci

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cilantro, serrano peppers, garlic, mayonnaise, and cream into a blender; season with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth, about 15 seconds.

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Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.2g; fat 16.4g 25% DV; cholesterol 25.6mg 9% DV; sodium 84.8mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2008
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!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2009
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! Read More
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98 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2008
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2009
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2009
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! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
I've made this numerous times now and it is truly fantastic as a dip as well as a sauce. I have used it on chiken, pork and as an alternative to mayo for Turkey sandwiches. If you are looking to cut the fat substitute lowfat plain yogurt for 1/2 Mayo and try 1/2 cup of fat free 1/2 & 1/2. You can also substitue a hotter pepper if you like. Very good recipe. Read More
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