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    Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Hot Sauce)

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    5 mins

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    This is one of my adopted recipes. Try it, it's fab!

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    1. 1
      Increase the amount of red pepper flakes to suit taste.
    2. 2
      Combine garlic, lime peel, and red pepper flakes then add lime juice, fish sauce, water, and sugar.
    3. 3
      Whisk until all ingredients are blended and sugar is dissolved.
    4. 4
      Will keep short periods if refrigerated.
    5. 5
      Serve: Used on vegetables, meats and fish by the Vietnamese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 14, 2002


      The proportions are a little different to my usual Vietnamese sauce, this is more lemony, and I like it. A little more subtle.

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    • on April 01, 2009


      This is a very good recipe. I replace the sugar with a 1/2 teaspoon (give or take) of stevia. I add more red pepper flakes and a serrano to it for heat. It's very good. This is an excellent recipe.

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    • on May 22, 2005


      Great recipe for Nuoc mam. Only change I made was to adjust heat level to taste (we like it hot) Served as a dip with spring rolls and was also great over steamed rice. Many uses for this!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Hot Sauce)

    Serving Size: 1 (8 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4.4
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 235.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.8 g
    Protein 0.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lime peel

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