Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Chili Sauce)

2-4
Servings
15m
Prep Time
0m
Cook Time
15m
Ready In


"There are many variations of this found in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and other Southeast Asian countries. This version is a basic chili sauce used as a dip for chicken, spring rolls, or for drizzling over other dishes."

Original recipe yields 2-4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (51.1 g)
  • Calories 22.1
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1463.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 1.2 g
  • Calcium - 15.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Mince chilies and garlic finely and place in a mortar.

Step 2

Mash with the heel of a pestle.

Step 3

Add sugar and stir until it dissolves.

Step 4

Add fish sauce, vinegar and lemon juice, stirring between each addition.

Step 5

This makes enough for 2 to 4 people.

Step 6

It will last for a few days in the refrigerator, or it can be frozen.

Tips & Variations


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