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Cilantro Cream

Fresh cilantro lends a zesty tang to this creamy sauce. If cilantro is difficult to find, use any of your favorite herbs such as dill, tarragon, basil or parsley -- or stir in a bit of pesto -- its great! Make a day or two in advance, allowing the flavors to blend and mellow.

Type: Fish
Courses: Sauces
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 237mlRegular or reduced-calorie sour cream
1/2 cup 118mlPlain nonfat yogurt
3/4 cup 12g / 0.4ozMinced cilantro
3   Green onions - minced
1   Serrano chile - (to 2) - seeded and minced
1 tablespoon 15mlOrange juice
1 teaspoon 5mlFinely-grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1 teaspoon 5mlFreshly-ground black pepper

Recipe Instructions

In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, yogurt, cilantro, green onions, chiles, orange juice, orange zest, salt and pepper. Let the sauce stand one hour; taste and adjust seasonings. Serve alongside "Sauteed Shrimp And Artichkes."

This recipe yields 8 servings.

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