Pair this super-spicy condiment by chef Soulayphet "Phet" Schwader with easy sticky rice for a traditional Laotian dish.
4 cloves garlic
8-10 red or green fresh Thai chilies
3 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons lime juice
4 tablespoons Three Crabs Fish Sauce
4 stems cilantro with leaves
How to Make It
Combine garlic, chilies, sugar in a mortar & pestle. Pound into rough paste and add the lime juice and fish sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking; the flavor should be a balanced combination of sweet, sour and salty. Finish with chopped cilantro.