Sweet and Sour Fish Sauce

Vietnamese dipping sauce, close-up
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  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (8 servings)
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Fish sauce is as ubiquitous to Vietnamese cuisine as salt is to western cuisine and soy sauce is to Chinese cooking. Here it is seasoned with other ingredients to give a sweet and sour flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup fish sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red chili paste (as desired)
  • Optional: thinly sliced carrot

How to Make It

  1. Finely mince the garlic
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients until the sugar dissolves.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 61
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1,865 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)