vietnamese nuoc mam sauce

Vietnamese Nuoc Mam Sauce

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Vietnamese Nuoc Mam Sauce

Makes 1 1/2 Cups (with carrot)

Nuoc mam sauce is sweet, tangy and quite spicy. It’s easy to make and a great accompaniment to all sorts of Vietnamese and Vietnamese-inspired dishes.

vietnamese nuoc mam sauce
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 ½ tbsp Red Boat Fish Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • Juice of 4 Limes
  • Red & Green Fresh Thai Chilies to Taste (we used three. You could substitute Serranos, Red Fresnos or Red Jalapenos)
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Optional Garnish:1 Tbsp Carrot, cut into thin strips (julienne)

DIRECTIONS

1

Peel & finely mince the garlic clove, then scrape the garlic against your cutting board with your knife blade until it turns into a fine paste.
2

Vigorously stir the sugar into the lime juice to separate any clumps.
3

De-stem and thinly slice the Thai chilies into rounds. Do not de-seed them.
4

Add the Thai chilies, water, fish sauce, garlic paste and (if desired) the carrot to the sugar and lime juice mixture. Stir to combine and dissolve all the sugar.
5

Optional: For better flavor & more heat, refrigerate the sauce for an hour before use.

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