This indispensable dipping sauce is served with every Vietnamese meal. Delicious, Quick Side Dishes

Marcia Kiesel
August 2013

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes about 2 1/2 CUPS
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small dish, soak the hot pepper in the vinegar for 2 minutes.

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  • In a small bowl, combine the fish sauce, lime juice, carrot, garlic and sugar. Stir in 1 1/2 cups warm water and the hot pepper-vinegar mixture. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Serve at room temperature. Store the sauce in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

Nuoc mam is available at Asian markets.