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Vietnamese Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham)


Yields 2-1/4 cups.

  • To learn more, read:
    A Fresh Asian Salad
  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 79

The sauce keeps for two weeks in the refrigerator. Serve it with Vietnamese Noodle Salad.

  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 hot red chile, such as serrano, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Stir all the ingredients in a medium bowl.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per 1/4 cup servings; Calories (kcal): 50; Fat (g): fat g 0; Fat Calories (kcal): 0; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 0; Protein (g): protein g 1; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 13; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 1240; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 0; Fiber (g): fiber g 0;

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