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

For some reason I think the zestyness comes from the chiles de arbol being marinated in vinegar over a period of time. I really don't smell celery on it. Has anyone considered pineapple as the zest?

Nov 26, 2012
simon8or in Home Cooking

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

Nov 21, 2012
simon8or in Home Cooking

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

I did a batch of Sabelotodo's and it was close, but it did miss the tanginess and spice. Almost done eating the last batch, so I'll be doing a new one soon. I will be adding coriander seeds and lemon (not the zest). I don't think the founders even thought zest was an edible ingredient back in the 70's. I will also be adding fresh habaneros to the chiles de arbol ( I will be boiling them with the chiles). Note: The last time I had the sauce It had a burn at the back of the tongue just like the habanero does.

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

We should get in touch with Todd Wilbur of Top Secret Recipe's, maybe he can help us??
He's the Original Food Hacker!

Nov 20, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I gotta tell you Sabelotodo, I followed your instructions exactly to a T and your sauce is so close to El Taurino sauce that all I added was black pepper to get it closer. The only other thing missing was the kick (spiciness/heat). I should have added habanero or more Chiles De Arbol. I should mention that the huajes + pumpkin seeds give it the original smell of the sauce. It's not 100% but it's good enough for me. I will try another batch and change the ingredients around. I might take a trip to LA over thanksgiving and buy some sauce to try to emulate it. Again Thanks!!

Nov 13, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

So Sabelotodo, What you're saying is that the huajes you buy are green and you toast them green? Or are you using dried huajes? It's a small detail that can change the flavor of the sauce. I saw them online dry as well as powder. But if you say you got them at food4less then I've only seen them green. I'm gonna try your recipe this weekend and I want to get it right. My brother is visiting from Chicago and I want to give him some to take back home.

Oct 10, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I'm gonna be trying this recipe over the weekend. I will post my results. This one sounds like a winner!

Oct 10, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Tamarind would be too expensive for large batches. With all this experimentation someone is bound to get it right!

Oct 08, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I'm not sure about King taco red sauce, but this does not sound like the sauce at Rincon Taurino. I heard from a guy at "El Compita" tacos in Vegas that the guy from King Taco and Taurino are brothers. That would explain the similarities in red sauce. Redmeat, If you can provide who is your source and where you got this recipe then I will consider making this, otherwise it's all misinformation (hearsay) to me.

Sep 20, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Nice one!

Sep 05, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I would recommend you add habanero peppers for the kick. One time I had the salsa and had a burning in the back of my tongue similar burning as from habaneros.

Aug 23, 2012
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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I use chipotle in adobo sauce, black pepper, 1 clove of garlic, salt, and habanero. I don't have it down yet. I'm missing the citrus flavor which probably comes from apple cider vinegar. I've yet to experiment with allspice and cayenne peppers. I know i'm close but not there yet.

Aug 23, 2012
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