Tacos are one of the most fun ways of eating. You can put in them whatever you like and leave out what you don’t. Back in Germany I only knew tacos from fast food stores and was not very impressed. I never had the fortune of traveling to Mexico and eating them there from a street vendor.
When I came over to The US I was slowly introduced to new cuisines and one of them was Mexican. My wife made fajitas for our family and I loved them instantly. Still tacos for me was still seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream cheese…..Oh and a crispy taco shell. It was okay but not that special.
Then I had to come up with ideas for a bar menu and started looking into other ingredients; blackened fish, grilled chicken, shrimp, avocado, mango or pineapple etc. I also started adding a chipotle sauce, very delicious as well, which was basically mayonnaise, sour cream, chipotle and lime juice. I was happy
then one day Matt, my sous chef at the club made a baja sauce for me and I loved it from the first bite. It was almost like the missing link and elevated the whole thing to a new level. It’s so easy to make and I cannot believe I have lived life without it for so long. Now we always have wit with our tacos.
Here’s the recipe:
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup of mayonnaise
half a cup of lime /lemon juice
half a bunch of chopped cilantro
3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
hot sauce to taste
1 tablespoon sugar
Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir well, ready. You may have to add some water to get a sauce-like consistency. It’ll get a bit better if you let it sit for a moment so the flavors can mingle but it is ready pretty much right away.
One more thing; we pretty much have soft corn tortillas with our tacos exclusively. I feel they are just that much better. the rest of the ingredients are or can be: shredded white cabbage or iceberg, Pico de Gallo, avocado, mango or pineapple onion and cilantro. We usually cook chicken, fish or pork but also have had alligator. Blackening seasoning is our favorite spice.
Recently we ran out of taco shells but we had some rice left. This made a beautiful rice bowl as well.