Fish Dipping Sauce: Nuoc Cham

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup lime or lemon juice
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 or more bird's eye or Thai chiles, seeded and minced
  • 1 shallot, peeled, thinly sliced, and rinsed (optional)
Directions

Whisk together the sugar, water, fish sauce, and lime juice in a bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the garlic, chile, and shallot, and let stand for 30 minutes before serving.


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