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Nuoc Cham

(Dipping Sauce)

April 28, 2000
Web posted at: 5:52 p.m. EDT (2152 GMT)

Ingredients:
  • 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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