Yeah, I know, fish sauce?
Well, if it is mixed correctly it is the nectar of the gods. My daughter loves this mixture and puts it on everything.
It can be used as a dip, a marinade or to pour over rice or noodles. You can add it to a stir fry or anything you want to have a sweet tangy Asian flair.
First you will need a high quality fish sauce. The base is not diluted and smells extremely pungent of fish. Anchovies are usually used for this liquid. It has the consistency of water, so it’s not a thick sauce. I like the 3 Crab brand or Thai Kitchen brand is good too.
In a bowl combine
1 minced chili, like serrano
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp sugar
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp lime or lemon juice
finely shredded carrot, about 1/4 of the carrot
tbsp chopped green onion
5 tbsp fish sauce
Mix well to dissolve the sugar.
refrigerated for flavors to mingle..or whatever.
Sometimes I use some honey also. It depends on how sweet or tangy you want it. I have used rice wine vinegar if I don’t have lime or lemon juice also.
It is WONDERFUL!!