Mexican-Thai Fusion: Pad Thai Burritos with Avocado
We created this Mexican-Thai fusion for those who love both cuisine styles and don’t want to choose. It unites the warm, delicious comfort of pad thai with the handheld convenience of Mexican burritos — complete, of course, with Avocados From Mexico.
So the next time you’ve got cravings for both Mexican and Thai, don’t choose. Fuse!
Related: Thai isn’t the only fusion-worthy cuisine. Try this Mexican-Japanese take on homemade ramen with avocado.
Pad Thai Burritos with Avocado
Pad Thai Sauce Ingredients:
- 4 tbsp. Thai fish sauce
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 4 tbsp. light brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. tamarind paste
- 1 tbsp. sriracha (add more to taste)
Pad Thai Burritos Ingredients:
- 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 8 oz. raw chicken, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 oz. shredded carrots
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 c. bean sprouts
- 4 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1/4 c. dry-roasted peanuts, crushed
- 4 large flour tortillas, warmed
- 1 Avocado From Mexico, sliced
- 1 lime, cut into fourths for garnish, optional
- 1/2 c. fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish, optional
- For the sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients. Set mixture aside.
- In a large wok, heat 1 ½ tbsp. of vegetable oil on high. Evenly distribute the oil.
- Add the chicken, minced garlic, shredded carrots, and bell pepper to the pan. Cook for approximately 4 minutes, flipping the chicken once, or until the vegetables are tender and the chicken’s internal temperature is at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slide the mixture to one side of the pan. Add the remaining 1 ½ tbsp. of vegetable oil and 2 beaten Scramble to desired consistency.
- Turn the heat to low. Add sauce, bean sprouts, scallions, and half of the dry-roasted peanuts. Stir to combine. Set aside.
- Place 1 tortilla in a clean, stainless steel pan over medium heat. Warm the tortilla for 30 seconds on each side. Repeat for each tortilla.
- Spoon a hearty helping of the stir-fry mixture onto the flour tortillas. Place crushed peanuts, avocado, and cilantro on top before folding the tortilla into a burrito.
From Pad Thai Burrito to Bowl
Adding creamy guacamole is a quick, easy way to transform this into a delicious burrito bowl. Instead of a tortilla, load your mixture into a bowl and add a dollop of one of these delicious guacamoles:
Looking for more ways to use creamy, versatile avocado? Check out our avocado recipe page.
By Avocados From Mexico February 01, 2021
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