Nam prik (Thai chilli sauce)

Nam prik (Thai chilli sauce)


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About this recipe: Nam prik translates to 'chilli water' in Thai. This ubiquitous sauce in Thailand is used for adding spice to a number of dishes. It's great with seafood, such grilled mackerel or steamed mussels.


Serves: 4 

  • 6 fresh Thai red chillies (bird's eye chillies)
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced

Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

  1. Pound the chillies, kaffir lime leaves, garlic, salt and sugar using a mortar and pestle until smooth. Mix in remaining ingredients. Serve in a communal dish or individual dishes.

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