This Vietnamese Dipping Sauce, Called Nuoc Cham, Is Seriously Addictive
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Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tbsp.)
This sweet-and-sour sauce is seriously addictive. Two sources of tart flavor—bracing fresh lime and mild rice vinegar—balance each other here. Spoon over grilled meats, sautéed shrimp, or ground pork. If you'd like a little more heat, use a small red Thai chile in place of the Fresno.
- 1/4 cup water
- 5 teaspoons light brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
- 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons matchstick-cut carrots
- 1 tablespoon thinly sliced red Fresno chile (from 1 chile)
- Calories 28
- Fat 0g
- Protein 0g
- Carbohydrate 7g
- Fiber 0g
- Sugars 6g
- Added sugars 6g
- Sodium 240mg
- Calcium 1% DV
- Potassium 2% DV
How to Make It
Combine water, light brown sugar, fresh lime juice (from 1 lime), unseasoned rice vinegar, and fish sauce in a small bowl, and stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in matchstick-cut carrots and thinly sliced red Fresno chile (from 1 chile).