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    Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Spicy Fish Sauce)

    Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Spicy Fish Sauce). Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    15 mins

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    Sue Lau's Note:

    A delicious sauce that goes well with Vietnamese soups and appetizers; if you find it too strong, try increasing the sugar in the recipe a little bit and adding a little water.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cups

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mash peppers, garlic and sugar into a paste, using mortar and pestle.
    2. 2
      Add the fish sauce, lime juice and water.
    3. 3
      Blend well.
    4. 4
      Seal and refrigerate.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 06, 2002

      I was so surprised to find this recipe on here. I would always watch my mother make this and we put it on just about everything we ate. I always used to see her put a chili paste in it and add distilled white vinegar. Hope this adds some more flavor in your nuoc mam. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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    • on April 01, 2008

      45

      Very yummy! My husband added a bit of vinegar and a bit more sugar and it was soooo good!

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    • on December 07, 2006

      55

      Excellent -- quite similar to the fish sauce at our favorite vietnamese restaurant. I served it on the side in individual bowls and we poured it over our cooked rice noodles. Such a nice change from our usual fare. Thank you Sue L.

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    Nutritional Facts for Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Spicy Fish Sauce)

    Serving Size: 1 (518 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 98.6
     
    Calories from Fat 2
    92%
    Total Fat 0.3 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 5856.8 mg
    244%
    Total Carbohydrate 20.3 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 14.6 g
    58%
    Protein 5.5 g
    11%

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