Cowgirl In The Kitchen
Cowgirl In The Kitchen
THAI-ONE-ON FISH TACOS WITH CREAMY PEANUT SAUCE
Susan L. Ebert

The end of the Vietnam War brought waves of Vietnamese and Thai immigrants to Texas, beginning in the mid-’70s with an influx of well-educated professionals, former military officers and politicians, and war brides of American soldiers. Droves of war refugees soon followed, and many took up crabbing and shrimping along the Gulf Coast. These hardworking immigrants brought their remarkable culinary skills to this country, resulting in a uniquely-Texas cross-cultural fusion of Southeast Asian and Mexican cuisines, as with these Baja-style fish tacos crowned with a Thai-inspired slaw and an Asian-style peanut sauce.

COOK’S TIP: Prepare the peanut sauce and the slaw ahead of time, so all you need do at serving time is to quickly fry the fish and warm the tortillas.

For the creamy peanut sauce:

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January - February 2019