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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Thanks!!!

Jul 07, 2014
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King Taco

Thanks!

I've never been there. How close is their salsa to KT's??

Jul 11, 2013
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King Taco

"Westside taqueria".

El Taurino?? If so, then the ingredients are the same.

Jun 19, 2013
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Achiote? I've never tried it with this salsa. I've used it to marinate fish and chicken. Next time I make a batch of salsa I will add some.

I've been experimenting with Chile de Arbol powder and I feel that the salsas I make with the powder taste closer to KT, than the salsas I make with whole Chile de arbol. Has anyone had better success with the Chile de Arbol powder?

Feb 25, 2013
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Has anybody tried new recipes?

Feb 04, 2013
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I think people find pieces of clove on the Green Salsa. The red salsa gets strained, I doubt anyone would find a piece of clove. Of coarse, that doesn't mean it doesn’t have clove in it. A few persons I know swear it has clove or "clavo de olor" and these are old school mexican ladies.

I've done batches of Red Salsa and at the moment I think I finally got it. I let sit a few days, I buy a cup of red salsa at king taco and compare the two side by side, taste one and taste the other, it turns out I am still missing something. Oh well, maybe the next batch.

Dec 07, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Thank you for sharing your recipe Slugworth!!!

Dec 04, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I went to Grand Central Market and nobody had Hoja Santa. I'll keep searching for it.

Nov 29, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I am going to Grand Central now.
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elaperro,

Do you have any suggestions for the Green Salsa?? Any ideas on what gives it that special taste?

Nov 28, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Thank you!

Nov 28, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I hope you are right. I've tried different herbs and nothing comes close to that special taste that the green salsa has. Where do you think I could get some? Thanks.

Nov 27, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Are you using the huaje seeds dry or fresh?

Nov 21, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

How would you describe the taste?

Nov 21, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I bought some Guajes the other day and haven't tried them on the sauce. I tasted a few seeds and they don't taste too good. Maybe dried they will taste better. On my next batch I will add some fresh seeds and make another batch with dried seeds. I'll keep everyone posted.

Could someone please send me the list of ingredients that has worked the best for you?

Nov 21, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

This are the ingredients I've been using: Tosted Chile de Arbol, Canned Chipotle, Tomatilo, Water, Vinegar, Lemon, Garlic, Knor, Clove, Oregano, Ginger, Coriander, Salt, and Pepper. The sauces I have made are good, but compared to KT, they are more on the sweet side. I feel that there sauce is sour tasting. Any ideas?

Nov 21, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Kalena, I have tried a few of the recipes posted here and the sauces taste more on the sweet side. When you prepare your sauce, what does it taste like? Sweet? Sour? Tangy? Also, how is the spice level on the batches you prepare? The ones I've prepared are not spicy enough even though I use a lot of Chile de arbol and chipotle. Thanks,

Nov 21, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Slugworth, I have extra time this weekend and would like to try to make some red sauce. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.

Nov 02, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I've never tasted Guaje seeds. I'll try to get some over the weekend. Thanks,

Oct 26, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I need some help!!

I've been experimenting with the Green Salsa and my salsa looks exactly like KT's, but the flavor is not there. I notice that their green salsa has a very unique taste and smell. Does anyone recognize this taste or smell? Maybe an herb or a spice? I know that their salsa has cloves, cumin, coriander, and peppercorns but there is something that gives it a very unique taste. Any clues or suggestions? I know you guys are working on the red salsa, but hopefully one of you could give me an idea. Thanks.

Oct 25, 2012
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KING TACOS's "Green Salsa" - What's makes it unique?

King Taco's "Green Salsa" has a very unique taste and smell. Does anyone recognize this taste or smell? Maybe an herb or a spice? I know that the salsa has cloves, cumin and other ingredients, but there is something that gives it a very unique taste. Any clues or suggestions?

Thanks,

Oct 18, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Rodeo Mexican Grill has a sauce that tastes very similar to the KT red sauce. They use Chile de Arbol, Lemon juice, and Clove. I am not sure what other spices they use, I'll try to find out. Since they don't strain the sauce as much as KT does, I could tell they also use Tomatillos, very little.

Oct 18, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Hi there,

I am new here and I've been reading this thread for a while now. I am currently working on the Green Salsa. I read somewhere that people have found Basil in the green salsa, could anyone here confirm this? I would really apreciate your help.

Also, there's a place called Rodeo Mexican Grill in Echo Park, they have a Red Salsa that tastes just like the KT red sauce, same flavor profile with less heat. I will ask the workers that I know and see if they could give me some feedback.

Thanks,

Oct 10, 2012
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