Spicy Fish Sauce

posted by Terrytx 02-24-100 10:29 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Spicy Fish Sauce (Nuoc Cham)
Recipe By :Ruth Law
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Ethnic Sauces And Gravy

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup fish sauce (nuoc mam)
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 fresh hot red chili, seeds removed, minced or 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, or 1/4 tsp. red (cayenne) pepper powder
1 tablespoon long fine, carrot shreds

Combine rice vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, water and sugar in a small bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add garlic, chili, and carrots. Stir. Cover and let stand for at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

Note: Can be refrigerated in glass container for several days.

Description: "It is used to add spice to almost any cooked dish, as a dressing for salads, and as a dipping sauce."

Source: "Southeast Asia Cookbook"

Yield: "1 cup"

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