Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sweet and Sour Fish Sauce

Below is a simple recipe that I use to make sweet and sour fish sauce.

1 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/2 cup boiled water
3 cloves minced garlice
2 sliced chili peppers (optional)

Mix the sugar and water in a bowl until the sugar is melted. Let the mixture cool, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Pour into small, individual bowls for dipping.

The chili peppers can be added if you like a spicy sauce. I usually divide the sauce in two and add chili peppers to half of the sauce so that there is a spicy sauce and a mild sauce.

I keep unused portions of this sauce in a jar in the fridge for about a week.

This sweet and sour fish sauce is wonderful for dipping spring rolls, poured over vermicelli noodles or other items as well.

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