Herbed Nuoc Cham

  • Servings: MAKES ABOUT 1/2 CUP
KEY: Asian, Vietnamese, Dips & Spreads, Sauces & Condiments, Basic/Easy, Fast, Make Ahead

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  • 1 large garlic clove, halved
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Vietnamese fish sauce (nuoc nam)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped spearmint

How to make this recipe

  1. In a mortar or a mini food processor, combine the garlic, jalapeño and light brown sugar, and pound or pulse until a paste forms. Transfer the garlic paste to a small bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 day.

Contributed By Published September 2000

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