This Fish Taco Sauce is the ultimate topping for fish tacos. It’s a creamy a delicious blend of sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, sriracha, garlic, and cumin.
This is the Best Sauce for Fish Tacos!
Fish Taco Sauce will be an instant hit with your family! I’ve never been a huge fish lover, but I do enjoy a good grilled fish tacos recipe every now and then. When I was in Mexico last month, we ordered some that were pretty much fresh out of the ocean, and they were so good.
They had this amazing seasoning on the fish, but I think it was really the fish taco sauce that took them over the edge! Because nothing flavors up a taco like a good crema recipe on a bed of fresh fruits and veggies!
Why use this Sauce for Fish Tacos?
The key to a good fish tacos recipe is the sauce! This sauce is a sour cream and mayonnaise-based sauce with a blend of lime juice, garlic powder, sriracha, and cumin with a touch of salt. This sauce adds a yummy creaminess to balance the light and fresh ingredients traditionally in fish tacos!
Fish Taco Sauce Recipe ingredients
All you need is a handful of pantry staple ingredients and a couple of other fresh ingredients to make this delicious Mexican-inspired sauce!
- Sour cream
- Lime juice
- Garlic powder
How to make Fish Taco Sauce
Making this sauce recipe is really easy to do!
- Begin by combining the sour cream, mayonnaise, sriracha, lime juice, garlic powder, cumin, and salt together in a small bowl.
- Next, chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours so the flavor can build.
- Finally, serve it fish tacos or anything else your heart desires!
I promise this Fish Taco Sauce will take your tacos to the next level. My family loves the flavors in this sauce; it’s a great mix of spicy sriracha, earthy cumin, and zesty lime with a bit of garlic and salt. You could add a couple of dashes of hot sauce for some kick too!
How to serve this White Sauce for Fish Tacos
When you combine it with fresh ingredients like pan-seared or grilled white fish or Mahi Mahi, avocados, pico de gallo, and fruit. Wrap it all in flour or corn tortillas, and you’re in for a delicious dinner loaded with flavor!
Fish tacos are best served right after the fish is done cooking. This means you’ll want to prep your sauce at least two hours before cooking and make sure any other ingredients are prepped too so you’re ready to assemble and enjoy everything fast.
Fish Taco Toppings
I find that a great slaw can go a long way in tacos, but it’s the sauce that really brings everything together. Pickled red onions and avocado are other favorites of mine!
What is the best cheese for fish tacos?
When it comes to tacos, we tend to prefer queso fresco or cotija cheese. But you can use a shredded Mexican cheese blend also.
What is served with fish tacos?
Tacos can be great on their own, but if you want to make them a full meal, we love everything from cilantro lime rice and refried beans to seasoned french fries. And don’t forget to serve it with the best skinny margarita recipe!
Fish Tacos Sauce pro tip
It’s very important to let this fish taco sauce chill for at least 2 hours before first using it so the flavor can build.
Storing White Sauce for Fish Tacos
If you have leftovers, store it in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks!
Readers are loving this recipe and have also been using this recipe on burgers and as a vegetable dip! So I can’t wait to try this great recipe on those next! I bet it adds a nice zing to a grilled summertime burger! What will you use this sauce on?
Fish Taco Sauce Recipe FAQs
Baja Sauce was a popular Taco Bell sauce option in the 90s and 00s but was discontinued in 2014. It is similar to this Fish Taco Sauce recipe except that it usually has cilantro and blended bell pepper in it.
Any flaky white fish is a great option because they tend to have a mild flavor and great texture for capturing sauce! We enjoy the following:
– Pacific Cod
– Mahi Mahi
– Sea Bass
– Cat Fish
This is a basic crema made of sour cream, mayo, and lime juice.
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Fish Tacos Sauce
- Mix together ½ cup sour cream, ⅓ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 teaspoons sriracha, 1½ teaspoons garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground cumin in a small bowl.
- Chill in the fridge for at least two hours before using for best results.
- It’s very important to let this sauce chill for at least 2 hours before first using so the flavor can build and if you have leftover, store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks!
- Try adding some hot sauce for extra kick!
- Sour cream may be substituted for plain Greek yogurt.