Fish Taco Sauce for My Spoon U Article

Hello Spoon U readers! I couldn’t find a recipe that was quite to my liking, so I thought I’d finally codify the one I use from memory. Enjoy!

Yields about three quarters of a cup.

Half cup mayonnaise

Quarter cup crema. Alternatives include sour cream, yogurt, 3 tablespoons buttermilk, or 1 teaspoon white vinegar if you’re really hard up.

Juice of half a lime. Hold back on this a bit if you’re using buttermilk, and skip entirely if you’re using vinegar.

  1. Start with this, thoroughly whisk together, and adjust for taste and consistency. I prefer a sauce that’s just barely pourable.
  2. Also, instead of simply dispensing this atop your taco, try tossing the shredded cabbage in this. This ensures that every bite has a taste of every part of the taco.

Update – Spoon U

Man. Busy busy.

Oddly enough, I joined a student organization at UCI. I mean, it’s a food writing organization, so it’s not all that odd.

The organization is UCI’s chapter of Spoon University, a food site by/for college students.

Not your old man’s food site, eh?

So most of what little energy I can spare for things other than school and drumming is devoted to that. I’ll be using this blog to post things that don’t fit with Spoon U.

Which is a good amount of what I come up with.

Le Diplomate Double Album

Led Zeppelin did it, so why can’t I? Said every mediocre musician trying to obfuscate his lack of a basic foundation of talent ever.

Also, something something diplomatic solution.

Eggplant Chicken

Basically a hearty quasi-Italian casserole in a sandwich. I would say Mediterranean, but dammit words have meanings! That are routinely appropriated and bastardized and-

Ahem. Regionally specific descriptors (and regionally specific idiomatic usages of those descriptors) aside, quite a good sandwich. I was not expecting such a rich experience, but I’d never knowingly decline one—though I unknowingly request one all the time.

Eggplant’s always a hit with me (they also offer an eggplant-only sandwich), and the chicken did not overly detract from the eggplant-iness. Good sauce and a bit of tomato rounded out the flavor profile nicely. I did have a bit of a George Costanza moment when a lump of feta fell out during eating, but it quickly passed.

Bành Mìs

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BBQ pork and special with pâté.

Really good! Well balanced, good bread, all that. These are the only bành mì within walking distance of UCI, so I was very glad that they were good.

Good coffee, too.