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Hell Dipping Sauce - Nam Prik Na-Rok

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Category: Condiments, Thai, Dips

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Oil For Deep-Frying
  • 2 lb Freshwater Fish Fillets
  • 1 c Dried Green Thai Chili
  • -Peppers
  • 1/2 c Unpeeled Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 c Unpeeled Whole Shallots
  • 2 tb Shrimp Paste
  • 1/4 c Fish Sauce (Nam Pla)
  • 3 tb Palm Sugar


Because it keeps well, this sauce was traditionally
used by travelers.
~ Heat the oil in a large skillet to
375øF. Deep-fry the fish fillets until very crispy
and golden brown.

Charcoal-broil/grill the chilies, garlic and shallots
until their outsides are charred. Remove the garlic
and shallot skins.

Place the fried fish, chilies, garlic and shallots in
a mortar and mash with the pestle until smooth, or use
the blender.

Place the shrimp paste, fish sauce and palm sugar in a
small saucepan and cook for about 15 minutes on
medium-high heat, so that the mixture is reduced to a

Thoroughly combine the mashed ingredients with the
reduced sauce ingredients. Store in a jar with a
tight-fitting lid and use as a dipping sauce or for

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