Disclaimer 1: Orange Sauce does not include oranges.
Disclaimer 2: This is a copycat recipe.
That said, this sauce is yummy enough to warrant a post. And relatively simple to make.
Backstory: The Mister received a bottle of orange sauce from a friend. The sauce is made and bottled by La Victoria Taqueria. We've never eaten there (and are not likely to, as all of their locations are 45-60 minutes from our home). However, after tasting this sauce, we considered stopping by the next time we were in town.
Then the Mister was gifted another bottle of the orange sauce. We were hooked.
Then the Friend sent the Mister a link to this copycat recipe. Today he made a batch.
- his: too spicy, not enough garlic, tastes "fresher" than the bottles
- hers: just wow, what wonderful flavor; sometimes when ingredients meld, the effect mellows
After a couple of hours chilling in the fridge, said sauce was drizzled on leftover meatloaf. Our verdicts:
- hers: in the garlic department, about the same as the restaurant. can't believe how great it is on the meatloaf.
- his: this is good. I concur.
If you are trepidatious, I suggest that you cut the recipe in half and give it a try and let us know what you think.