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Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

  • SERVINGS: makes about 1 cup
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  1. One 2-inch piece of carrot
  2. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 1/2 cup warm water
  5. 1/4 cup Asian fish sauce
  6. 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  7. 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  8. 1 red Thai chile, thinly sliced
  1. Slice the carrot lengthwise with a sturdy vegetable peeler. Stack the slices and cut lengthwise into very fine julienne strips.
  2. In a bowl, mash the garlic with the sugar. Add the water, fish sauce, lime juice, vinegar, Thai chile and carrots and stir well.