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Popular Dallas chef gives away her secret to salsa with an Asian twist

Popular Dallas chef gives away her secret to salsa with an Asian twist

At her restaurant in Trinity Groves, Chino Chinatown chef-owner Uno Immanivong fuses Asian and Latin flavors in a menu that pays homage to her heritage and that of her business partner, Adrian Verdin. One example is an Asian Thai salsa, which Immanivong demonstrates how to make in this video.

She hits all the flavor profiles of Asian cuisine — salty, sweet, sour, spicy and bitter — in a dish that we Texans can appreciate. A blend of fresh Roma tomatoes, fish sauce, sugar, Thai chilies, cilantro, ginger and lime, it’s a versatile sauce for vegetables, chicken, beef or shrimp.

One cool trick: She uses tongs to squeeze out every last bit of juice from the lime. Smart.

To get all the tasty details from this onetime contestant on ABC’s The Taste, watch the video.

Asian Thai salsa from chef Uno Immanivong
Uno Immanivong's Asian Thai salsa.
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