If you want a fish taco sauce that goes great with your favorite fish tacos, you’ve found it in this recipe.
Whether you grill your fish tacos or batter them and fry them, you want a simple sauce that compliments the star of the show: the fish, without overpowering.
I also share how to lighten it up, add a little extra spice, and recipes you can use it on right away!
Best Sauce for Fish Tacos
The best sauce to drizzle on fish tacos highlights the main ingredient and doesn’t overpower the flavors of perfectly cooked, flaky fish.
I love this recipe because regardless of how you cook your fish, grilled or battered, the tangy, creamy drizzle is the perfect complement to every bite.
A good sauce will be easy to drizzle but not so liquid that it runs off the taco.
Ingredients for Creamy Fish Taco Sauce
If you love sauces and condiments, you need this fish taco sauce in your life. Here is what you’ll need to make it:
- 1 lime: the juice thins out the creamy base and gives it a distinct tang that goes great with fish.
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha: for a little spice. Add more or less, depending on how much you love this condiment.
- ½ cup sour cream: the base for this recipe that adds a rich texture.
- ¼ teaspoon salt: for seasoning and can be omitted.
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder: one can never have enough garlic.
How to Make Fish Taco Sauce
If you can measure and mix, you can make this sauce in 5 minutes. Here is how:
Place the sour cream, salt, garlic powder, lime juice, and Sriracha in a bowl.
With a whisk, combine all the ingredients until you have a smooth and consistent pink-colored sauce.
Use a spoon or transfer the sauce into a condiment bottle and drizzle it over your fish tacos.
Any leftovers can be refrigerated for up to a week in an airtight container.
Want to see this epic fish sauce in action? Check out how it’s made in this killer grilled fish taco recipe.
What Makes this Fish Taco Sauce so Creamy
The sour cream base for this sauce is what makes this fish taco sauce creamy and delicious. You can use regular or light sour cream.
Can I use Yogurt for Fish Taco Sauce
You can make this fish taco sauce with yogurt by replacing the sour cream with unsweetened, plain Greek yogurt.
How to Store Fish Taco Sauce
Once you’re done enjoying your fish taco feast, refrigerate any leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.
Leftovers can be drizzled over salads, used to replace mayo in tuna salad, and even make killer deviled eggs by replacing the mayo with this sauce!
Fish Tacos for this Sauce
Need a recipe to drizzle this epic sauce over? Check out these fish tacos:
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EPIC Fish Taco Sauce
The must-make fish taco sauce that goes great with your favorite grilled or battered fish tacos.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Category: Sauces
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha
- ½ cup sour cream*
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- In a bowl, combine the lime juice, Sriracha, sour cream, salt, and garlic powder until you have a pink-colored sauce.
- Transfer it into a lidded jar or condiment bottle and refrigerate.
Make this lighter by using light sour cream or plain, non-fat Greek yogurt.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 28
- Sugar: 0.2 g
- Sodium: 94.8 mg
- Fat: 2 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 1.7 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 1.1 g
- Cholesterol: 5 mg