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Fish n’ Chips is a popular dish on menus all over the world. According to Wikipedia, it was first introduced into Great Britain’s working classes during the 16th century by Jewish refugees from Portugal and Spain who referred to it as ‘pescado frito’ (fried fish).

This month, the Creative Cooking Crew is challenged to reinterpret this iconic dish and make it our own — take it “some place it’s never been before”.


I love Asian-inspired dishes because they generally hit all your taste receptors and this dish didn’t disappoint. There was heat, sweet, acid, freshness, and textures.

So, instead of the usual fried cod fish accompanied by potatoes, cole slaw and tartar sauce …

Beer and Ground Wasabi Peanut-Battered Shrimp

Baked Wonton Chips

Bok Choy and Mango Slaw

Sweet Chili Aioli Dipping Sauce

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OK, I know shrimp are technically crustaceans … however, they are always lumped in the fish (and seafood) category on menus and it’s where I wanted to take my dish for the challenge.

The Prep Details

Shrimp were prepared with a batter which included beer and ground Wasabi peanuts.

The chips are wonton skins baked at 400 degrees till crisp.

The slaw (which was delicious) came together by julienning baby bok choy and mango and then dressing it with sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, chili flakes and black salt.

The dipping sauce was a blend of sweet chili sauce and mayo.

Fresh chopped cilantro and lime wedges served as garnishes.

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  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz

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    May 14, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Great take on the fish and chips … and forgiving the shrimp 😉 not surprised you went the Asian route and looks fantastic.

    • Joan Nova

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      May 14, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks — I hope you’ll be participating this month!

  • Sippitysup

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    May 15, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Fry me up a batch! GREG
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  • Laura Lafata

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    May 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I was going to go for an Asian flavor too but changed my mind. I love the peanut batter, sounds incredible! What size prawns did you use?

    • Joan Nova

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      May 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

      They were large — I like it meaty! 🙂

  • Victoria of Flavors of the Sun

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    June 2, 2015 at 11:32 am

    You blow me away with your creativity every time, Joan. I mean, peanut batter????? Inspired! For this challenge, I closed my eyes before looking at it and thought what I might come up with…I can tell you none of my ideas was up to the challenge. Great selection of ideas–each one unique. P.S. I’ve been enjoying your Instagram!

    • Joan Nova

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      June 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you — you always say the nicest things!

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