Vietnamese fish sauce recipe

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Try this sweet và tangy classic Vietnamese dipping sauce known as Nước chấm. Made with fish sauce, fresh lime juice, garlic và sugar. A delicious spring roll dipping sauce or vermicelli sauce!

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This Vietnamese dipping sauce is so full of flavor và delicious! It"s perfectly salty with tons of umami flavor from the fish sauce, it"s tangy from the fresh lime juice, and has just the right amount of sweetness.

Also known as Nước chấm, this is best described as a fish sauce vinaigrette with shredded carrots that"s used widely in Vietnam as a spring roll or summer roll dipping sauce or a vermicelli noodle sauce.

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Why you"ll love this recipe

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It"s a light, fat không tính phí sauce that doesn"t weight you downTons of flavor - tangy, bright, sweet, spicy, saltyDoubles as a marinade - add in chopped lemongrass & use this to marinate pork, chicken, beef, or seafood!

Ingredients you"ll need

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Chilis - use any kind of red chilis. Thai chilis are great if you want it extra spicy.Vinegar - use a bright vinegar such as rice wine vinegar.Lime - fresh squeezed juice is best.

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Chili garlic sauce - (optional) if you want the sauce extra spicy.Carrots - showroom this in right before serving so the carrots stay crunchy.

Instructions

Set aside the carrots. Add the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl và stir together until the sugar dissolves completely. Showroom the carrots right before serving. You can also chili garlic sauce if you want it spicier.
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Frequently asked questions

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What"s the difference between Nước chấm and Nước mắm?

In Vietnamese, nước mắm chấm means "sauce" which can refer to any kind of sauce in general. Whereas, Nước mắm means "fish sauce"which is the main ingredient in this dipping sauce.


How long does this keep?

If you plan khổng lồ make this ahead, I would leave out the carrots as they can wilt. Then store it in the refrigerator for up lớn 2 weeks. The saltiness of the sauce helps it stay fresh for longer.


Serving Suggestions

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Serve this with the following dish:

vermicelli noodle bowlsdressing for Asian salads

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Try this sweet và tangy classic Vietnamese dipping sauce known as Nước chấm. Made with fish sauce, fresh lime juice, garlic và sugar. A delicious spring roll dipping sauce or vermicelli sauce!