The tangy heat of this sauce cuts richness and enlivens whatever it touches. Try it with grilled, poached, or fried chicken or seafood. Employ it to amp up a slaw.

Andrea Nguyen
Andrea Nguyen
February 2019

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Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
Makes about 2/3 cup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together lime juice, ginger, and sugar in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. Stir in fish sauce and chile; let stand until flavors meld, about 15 minutes. Taste to make sure it’s agreeable on a spicy-tart-sweet level; adjust as needed. Serve in a bowl, or use to dress a salad.

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Make Ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 3 days. Stir before using.

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