Basic Vietnamese Fish Dipping Sauce (Nuoc cham)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 35.0
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2,250.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Number of Servings: 4



    1-2 crushed Garlic cloves (or finely minced), but crushed garlic really brings out oils, thus the flavor
    1 crushed or minced Thai Chili (customize your spice level)
    1/2 squeezed Lime (or about 1 heaping Tablespoon)
    1 Tablespoon Sugar
    1 teaspoon Rice Vinegar (optional)
    1/2 cup Fish Sauce (add more for extra fish sauce depth)
    1/2 cup Water


1. Mix all ingredients together well.

Note: As mentioned, these are just the basics, so RELAX !!! If your family uses more sugar, no vinegar or less lime then more power to you! These are just the basics to share with those who do want to make it for the first time. After that, experiment with the individual ingredients to create your own “personal” and “special” nuoc cham sauce.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOVEGIRL133.

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