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Fish Sauce and Lime Dipping Sauce

Source: Casual Cuisines of the World - Far East Cafe
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Active Time:  5 Minutes
Total Time:  5 Minutes
  Makes about 1 1/4 cups (Serves 10)
This dipping sauce is as common on the Vietnamese table as salsa is on the Mexican table. It adds an exciting kick and addictive tang to a wide variety of dishes.
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 fresh small red chili pepper, seeded and finely minced
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, including pulp
5 tablespoons Vietnamese or Thai fish sauce
1/2 cup water
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In a mortar, combine the garlic, chili and sugar and mash with a pestle to form a paste. Add the lime juice and pulp, fish sauce and water and stir to dissolve the sugar.

Strain the sauce into a bowl or jar and use immediately. Or, cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Serving Size = 2 tablespoons

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes about 1 1/4 cups (Serves 10)
Calories: 34
Cholesterol: 5mg
Protein: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 7g
Sodium: 680mg
% Cal. from Fat: 0%
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