Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce – Nuoc Mam

Here’s how to make fish sauce dipping sauce, Nuoc Mam:

1-2 t honey or palm sugar

1 T hot or warm water – mix the honey or sugar until mostly dissolved

Add 2 T good quality fish sauce

1 clove of garlic, smashed or minced

and the juice of 1-2 limes.

Add crushed or sliced serrano or Thai chili to the sauce or serve on the side.

(or replace the chilies and garlic with Sriracha chili garlic sauce if you want a short cut)

You can water it down with another 1-2 T of water if you prefer, or want to stretch it out.

Let the dressing sit while you finish other things – it is better if it has some time.

Give each person a tiny dipping bowl and distribute.

Great for dipping Summer Rolls or Spring rolls. Also great as a sauce for eggs or grilled pork, as is popular in Vietnam. This is also the base dressing for Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad.

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