Baja Fish Tostadas

Baja Fresh puts this really delicious creamy tangy sauce on its fish tacos and if you have ever eaten them, you know what I mean. It's peppery and a little fishy, which may sound terrible, but I am telling you, it is the bomb. I just had to try to recreate it.

Apparently the recipe for that sauce is under lock and key in Baja Fresh land, which, incidentally, is just over the hill in Newbury Park. So, I was left to internet speculation and my taste buds to get this just right.

I think I did a decent job.

Baja Fish Sauce
makes enough for 8 tacos

1/4 c. nonfat plain greek yogurt
2 tbsp mayo
juice of 2 limes
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp red salsa like Pace or the Trader Joe's jarred variety
2 tsp Tapatio or mexican-style hot sauce
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white sugar
1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

Mix all ingredients. Adjust taste accordingly - want it a little spicier? Add more Tapatio. Want it more thick? Add more greek yogurt. Want it more fishy? Fish sauce.

Pour that business in a jar and chill for a few hours before eating so that the flavors can all mush together.

You're probably going to need something to eat that baja fish sauce on. Like a salmon tostada?

Get some good 99 cent store queso fresco. It only costs 99 cents.

Slice some radishes. My favorite taco topper!

And place some wild alaskan salmon fillets in a foil lined dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake covered for 20 minutes at 400F

Crisp up some corn tortillas in that oven at the same time.

Top with a little bit of shredded cabbage, then layer on toppings.  Ta da! Baja Salmon Tostadas!

I also found this treasure of a seasoning at the 99 cent store. It's like pure flavor crystals of lime, chile, and salt.

 PS, it is NOT a candy. 

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