Chipotle Fish Taco Sauce

Salsa Chipotle para Tacos de Pescado

The easiest, tastiest fish taco sauce ever. Saying “ever” sounds a bit over the top but it’s true. The sauce is mild, yet tangy, smoky and smooth and really brings out the flavor in fish without overpowering it.

Chipotle Fish Taco Sauce Recipe

Try it with our pan-fried fish tacos. Just substitute it for the pico de gallo.

Gather Your Ingredients

For your fish tacos sauce, you will need

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or crema
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp Mexican oregano
  • Juice of 3 small Mexican limes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
Ingredients Chipotle Fish Taco Sauce Recipe

The Only Prep Required

The only prep work this recipe requires is finely chopping the chipotle peppers and the clove of garlic. The rest of the preparation is just stirring. Easy right?

Finely Chopped Chipotle and Garlic

Assembling the Sauce

  • Put all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and give it a good mix with a fork. That’s it. Nothing to it.
Fish Taco Sauce Ingredients in Mixing Bowl
Mixing Fish Taco Sauce
Stirring Chipotle Fish Taco Sauce

Resting the Sauce

  • Once the ingredients are fully mixed, place the sauce in the refrigerator for two hours to let the flavors meld.
  • Giving the sauce time really improves the flavor. The sharpness of the garlic and lime juice mellows and the smoky chipotle shines through.
  • Don’t believe it?. Taste the sauce when you first mix it and then taste it after 2 hours. You’ll notice the difference.

The Results

How does it look? The best fish dressing ever. Provecho!

Fish Taco Sauce with Chipotle
Chipotle Fish Taco Sauce Recipe
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Creamy Chipotle Fish Taco Sauce

The easiest, tastiest fish taco sauce ever. Really!  It's mild, yet tangy, smoky and smooth and really brings out the flavor in fish without overpowering it. Use with battered or grilled fish tacos. Give it a try!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chipotle, crema, fish tacos, salsa, Sauce, sour cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 128kcal
Author Douglas Cullen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or crema
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Mexican oregano
  • juice of 3 small Mexican limes key limes
  • 1 tsp. sea salt

Instructions

  • Finely chop the chipotle pepper and the garlic clove.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl including the lime juice. When you add the oregano crumble it with your fingers to break it into smaller pieces.
  • Stir briskly with a fork.
  • Refrigerate the sauce 2 hours before serving.
  • Stir before serving.

Notes

Want it hotter?
  • If you prefer a spicier sauce, just add 1 or 2 more chipotles. Adding 2 chipotles will give it a big boost in heat and chipotle flavor.
A Great Sandwich Spread Too
  • Try this sauce as a sandwich spread too. It’s a big step up from plain mayonnaise.
Great With Shrimp Tacos Too
Need a Fish Tacos Recipe
  • Try it with our pan-fried fish tacos. Just substitute it for the pico de gallo.
Storage
This sauce will keep well for 3 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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7 comments… add one
  • Sharon Hanson

    Awesome! We loved it! Wonder if it can be frozen. We had lots left over!

  • Alexis

    Took 5 minutes and was delicious!

  • Addy Draper

    Yummmmy!! Only sauce we make with our fish tacos! And my hubby is wanting them twice a week. Keeps very well. I blend it up in my nutribullet and store it in there as well!

  • Addy Draper

    Yummmmy!!! Only sauce we use for our fish tacos! And hubby is wanting them twice a week. I blend it up in my nutribullet and store it in there as well. It keeps very well!!

  • Amber

    WOW!!! So easy abs and so GOOD! Thank you so much!

    • Amber

      WOW!!!! So easy and so GOOD! Thank you so much!

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