- 1 to 2 cloves garlic
- 1 red chile, stem and seeds removed
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 fresh lime
- 2 1/2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons nuoc mam (Vietnamese fish sauce)
To prepare: With a mortar and pestle, pound the garlic, chile and sugar into a paste. Squeeze in the lime juice. With a paring knife, remove the pulp from the lime and pound it into the paste, Add water and nuoc mam and mix well. Makes 1 cup (250 milliliters).
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April 28, 2000
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