So, there's a story behind the name of this amazing, addicting sauce...The recipe itself comes from a wonderful cookbook by a San Francisco Bay area restaurant of the same name, "Tacolicious", available here--and I highly recommend getting it! Among many other wonderful recipes, I was thrilled to see in there one for a sauce "modeled after what is called nothing sexier than 'The Orange Sauce' by the devoted regulars of La Victoria taqueria in San Jose, California." Having been to that restaurant with Keegan and Jaymie before, and yes, having found the sauce--and the tacos--to be highly addicting (hence the second name, "Crack Sauce") I was so excited to try the recipe!
As it says in the cookbook, it is such a surprise to find that this creamy sauce actually has no cream in it; just oil that is emulsified in the blender with the other ingredients that gives it such a wonderful texture. Absolutely brilliant. And so very addicting. It's surprisingly subtle in flavor and heat level; just a very slow burn that is so very delicious on any taco or meat, as a salad dressing, to dip tortillas or bread into, as a sandwich spread, on eggs...pretty much anything, really. It keeps for a long time in the fridge, so make the full batch and share it with someone you love.
Try serving with Pork Carnitas and Carnitas Tacos and Two Minute Pomegranate Margaritas!
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