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Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Yield Makes 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 3 Thai bird chiles or 1 serrano chile, cut into thin rings, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 5 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded carrots

Nutrition Information

  • calories 13
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • protein 0.3 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 2.9 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 435 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mince 2/3 of chiles; put in a mortar with garlic and sugar and pound into a coarse, wet paste.

  2. Transfer chile mixture to a small bowl and add 2/3 cup warm water, lime juice, and fish sauce. Stir well to dissolve. Add reserved chiles and carrot and set aside at least 10 minutes and up to 3 hours before serving.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per Tbsp.