Nam Jim (Thai Salad Dressing)

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (Vegetarian Fish Sauce may be substituted)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar 
  • 2-3 red shallots 
  • 3-4 bird’s eye chillies (to taste) 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (or pounded 1 fresh root) 

  1. In a mortar, crush the garlic with the salt, add the coriander and chillies and roughly pound. 
  2. Add the sugar, stir in the fish sauce, lime juice and finely chopped shallots.