Lacinato kale & mint salad with spicy peanut butter dressing

Haven’t made it yet but was thinking of using cashew instead of peanut butter.
I’m not a fan of soy sauce so wondered if a smaller amount of fish sauce would work?
Would love to know what you think.

Anne Cohen
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dinner A. July 23, 2019
Agree with everything above and also would add, have you tried Thai thin soy sauce (https://www.bangkokmarketusa.com/sauces/202-dragonfly-thin-soy-sauce-19-oz-.html)? I'm kind of an evangelist for it. Its flavor can read as fish-saucy in the right context, making it a good vegetarian substitute for fish sauce, but in other contexts provides a relatively neutral hit of umami and doesn't have that dominant soy-sauce flavor that you may object to.
 
Kristen W. July 20, 2019
I’ve added nuoc cham (fish sauce and lime juice-based condiment) to homemade cashew butter and it’s delicious, so your substitutions make sense to me. Agree about being judicious with the fish sauce and tasting as you go, though.
 
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