Vietnamese Peach Relish

Alice Waters likes eating savory peach relishes with fish. Make sure to use peaches that are firm enough to hold their shape once diced.


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  • Servings: Makes 3 cups
KEY: Summer, Fast - Column, Asian, Southeast Asian, Vietnamese, Sauces & Condiments, Fast, Healthy, No-Cook

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  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 serrano chile or jalapeƱo, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 firm, ripe medium peaches, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint

How to make this recipe

  1. In a mortar (or using a mini food processor), pound the garlic and chile with the brown sugar until a paste forms. Stir in the fish sauce, lime juice and 2 tablespoons of water. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the peaches, cilantro and mint.

Serve With

Grilled halibut or shrimp.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published August 2011

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