Wednesday, July 06, 2011

{ spicy cool cilantro yogurt sauce }

I've repeatedly scribed about my love affair with El Pato Mexican tomato sauce. It has a perfect spicy flavor without being overwhelmingly hot, and goes well with so many recipes. I adore it, and it's become a staple in my pantry (added bonus: you can buy it at Wal-Mart!).

So recently when I needed a cool cream sauce for shrimp tacos, I naturally turned to my favorite condiment, El Pato, and added it to yogurt and a few other spices. In the process, I made a pleasant and surprising discovery -- the resulting tasty concoction is good on so many different dishes. I've topped scrambled eggs with it for an amazingly scrumptious breakfast. I've also used it as a dipping side (much like sour cream) for chicken cilantro quesadillas, where it blends so well with warm chicken and ooey gooey melted cheese.

I've now taken to keeping a bowl of my "goes with anything" sauce in a covered glass bowl in the refrigerator. It easily spoons on top of so many different things!

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup El Pato tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
Whisk together yogurt and El Pato sauce. Add cilantro and lime juice, and then remaining seasonings.

Spoon over favorite dishes, such as tacos or quesadillas, or use as a dipping substitute for sour cream.

Keep in refrigerator and enjoy!

1 comment:

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow, this sounds delicious and I will be heading to Wal-Mart to score a few cans of the tomato sauce. Can't wait to try it on eggs.