There are a handful of Asian sauces that I love when eating grilled meats, rice, or even drizzling into Filipino lumpia, or crispy spring rolls. I often times make a sweet, but spicy chili sauce that is fairly addicting, however I believe my favorite one of the bunch is what I simply call Thai Dipping Sauce.
This sauce is crazy good, at least in my opinion, and super simple to make. It’s spicy, it’s tart, and it is garlicky.
Ingredients: [Print this Recipe]
- 1-6 Thai Bird Peppers, chopped (depends on how hot you want it, I go with 6)
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 limes, juiced
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 6 tbsp Fish Sauce
Add everything to a mixing bowl, and whisk until all of the sugar dissolves. Feel free to taste as you go along. If it is too salty, add more sugar or lime juice. If you are not used to fish sauce, this might stir you up a bit. Fish sauce is a bit stinky and salty, but there is something about it that is really amazing, and when paired with the chilies and the garlic and lime, well, now you have got yourself a sauce.
You can let this sauce sit and marry the flavors, but it’s good right from the start. If you are looking for something different, and something good (well, at least in my opinion), give this one a shot.