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Old 02-01-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
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White sauce at Mexican restaurants

Does anyone know how to make the white sauce that accompanies salsa at numerous mexican restaurants? It's like ranch dressing but much thicker and with different seasoning.

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:35 AM   #2
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Most mexican white sauce has cheese in it thus the 'white' or light yellow color aka queso blanco most of them are dips for tortilla chips, as well as enchilada sauces. ALso walnut sauce is a popular kind of sauce in Mexican cooking
Walnut sauce
Chile en Nogada - Chiles in Walnut Sauce

This info is very useful
What is Mexican White Sauce?
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:25 AM   #3
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The stuff I'm thinking of is not cheesy at all. I do love the queso with chorizo though. This is more sour creamy and served cold.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:30 AM   #4
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It almost sounds like you are describing creme fresh, but that is French, not Mexican.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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The stuff I'm thinking of is not cheesy at all. I do love the queso with chorizo though. This is more sour creamy and served cold.
You are talking about the white sauce tha gets served with chips and salsa, not the white cheese sauce that is served over an entree, right? I will try to find a recipe. This is something I want to learn how to make too!

edit: here I found one! Some helpful tips in the reviews too!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mexican...ce/detail.aspx
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:53 AM   #6
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It sounds like:

Baja Sauce

Ingredients:
12 ounces mayonnaise or salad dressing
12 ounces sour cream
1 1/2 cups cilantro leaves
6 jalapenos, seeded and chopped (remember to wear disposable latex gloves)
3 avocados, pitted and pulp extracted
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Instructions:
In a food processor, blend cilantro and jalapenos.
Add remaining ingredients and blend.
Keep refrigerated until served.
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I would be curious where people are seeing this. I have never seen it at a mexican place. Sounds interesting but I have not seen it.
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I would be curious where people are seeing this. I have never seen it at a mexican place. Sounds interesting but I have not seen it.
I'd never seen it until I moved to the Mid-Atlantic region.
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I would be curious where people are seeing this. I have never seen it at a mexican place. Sounds interesting but I have not seen it.
The fusion between Mexican food and Mexican-American food is more of a blur everyday.

Tortilla chips were invented and first mass produced in Los Angeles in the 1940s, but they are now regular Latino fare at nearly every table from the Straits of Magellan to Hudson Bay. (Perhaps a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the idea... never the less, they are popular south of the border all of the way to Chile. )

Fish Tacos are also a product from Southern Calif., but they are now very popular in Mexico!

And for those who have a particular taste in fast food, the menu at Taco Bell only has two or three items of Mexican origin. The rest are American inventions.

So just because you haven't seen Baja Sauce (also a popular American invention, and a sauce used with Fish Tacos) at your local Mexican Restaurant, it doesn't mean it isn't used at many other places. I haven't seen Mole in very many Mexican Restaurants either, but it's a very popular sauce used throughout Central America and the Caribbean.
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I haven't seen Mole in very many Mexican Restaurants either, but it's a very popular sauce used throughout Central America and the Caribbean.
I love how different areas of the same country can be so different from each other. I can not recall ever being in any Mexican restaurant that did not have mole on the menu.
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