SPRING ROLL DIPPING SAUCE
Norman Van Aken ©2005
This is a Vietnamese dipping sauce that can be used for many things. It goes by the name Nuoc Cham. To make spring rolls to your liking there are a number of good books on that as well as online sources.
Yield: 3 Cups
1 jalapeño (or Serrano) chile, seeds removed, thinly sliced
1 habanero chile, stemmed, seed and minced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 ½ Cups sugar
1 ½ Cups warm water
4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
1 carrot peeled and grated
Chop the chilies, garlic and sugar together until fine.
Transfer to a bowl and add the remaining ingredients.
Note: Fish Sauce can be ordered online and found in any fine Asian food market.