Thursday, March 19, 2009

thai dipping sauce

this is yummy. it has those elements which make thai food popular - it's sweet, sour, salty, spicy - it possesses the four Ss and it's tasty. let me get on with it before i get myself into a pavlov's dog situation.

1/2 cup lime
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon finely ground lemon grass (grind it in a mortar and pestle; ignore any recipe which tells you finely chop lemon grass, nobody worth their salt in thailand finely chops lemon grass, they use a mortar and pestle)
2 tablespoons chopped coriander
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 clove crushed garlic
1 chopped red chilli

combine well. taste and adjust to your liking.

i was very tempted to just give a list of ingredients for this sauce because you really want to get it to taste the way you like it.

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