Welcome to the single most popular article on nailtravels. Why? Because Nicaraguan Jalapeno Cream Sauce is the better business, that’s why. Today, it was served on pork and avocado breakfast tacos. Seek and ye shall find. Welcome to one of your top ten sauces…..ever.
The next time you find yourself in the colonial city of Granada, on the northern shore of Lake Nicaragua, be sure to find one of the many restaurants that serve grilled steak covered in jalapeno cream sauce. Nicaraguan restaurants serve jalapeno sauce with almost everything but the steak in Granada is particularly savory.
There are many different jalapeno cream sauce recipes and most are quite similar. Some use a base of sour cream while others use heavy cream or milk. Some of the recipes found use jalapenos and nothing else but spices. This recipe has some additions that will serve as gentle improvements.
Nicaraguan Jalapeno Cream Sauce
- 2 T oil
- 1 cup diced jalapenos (6-8 jalapenos)
- ¼ cup diced onions (half of a small/medium onion)
- 1 T minced garlic
- 16 oz Mexican style table cream
- dash hot sauce
- 1 t salt
- 1 t black pepper
- 1 t white pepper
- Heat oil in skillet on medium heat. Saute vegetables in oil until tender (about five minutes). Add spices and stir. Add cream and simmer for fifteen minutes. Ready to serve!
Jalapeno cream sauce is perfect to serve with any of these tasty recipes:
Editors note: When traveling in Granada, be sure to check out the mercado. Most towns have an outdoor market where goods are bought and sold but the one in Granada is a serious adventure. It covers several square blocks and, at times, seems to devolve into a series of uneven catacombs. There are sections where seafood such as crab and fish can be purchased, or others where rice can be bought by the hundred pound bag. It’s a fine place to enjoy a butter crepe covered in sugar or a bag of coke with a straw.