In the last couple years, I have developed a liking for a variety of fish. I used to crinkle my nose at the thought of dinner at a seafood restaurant. However, as I have sampled different kinds of seafood, I have found many to be appealing.
Cooking for a family, I like to expose our children to new dishes to broaden their dining horizons also. However, I know that if I jump into new foods too quickly, it can result in displeasure. Therefore, I have different strategies that I use when presenting a new dish. Sometimes it is the reward of a favorite side dish, such as honey cornbread, or a dipping sauce to accent the entree.
Last night I made fish tacos for dinner. Our ten year old is a little hesitant when it comes to any new dish. However, she also adores dipping her foods in dressings. To make this meal more appealing, I created a sauce/spread that could be used in the fish tacos. The spread was creamy yet had a small bite of spiciness, making it enjoyable for all members of our dining party.
I found its flavor to be tastier by making the sauce early in the afternoon, allowing the seasonings to mingle before serving it at dinner. Although I served it with fish tacos, it would work well as a dip for vegetables or chicken fingers and a spread for subs.
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 Tb. lime juice
- 1 Tb. chipotle chile powder
- 1 tsp. dried cilantro
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- pinch of salt
- Combine all ingredients, and mix well.
- Chill for several hours before serving.