Thai Spicy Shrimp Paste Dipping Sauce (น้ำพริกกะปิ)

Serves: 2 as dipping sauce for vegetables/fish of your choice

What you need:
  • 2 Tbsp Thai shrimp paste (กะปิ)
  • 2 Tbsp Palm sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Chillis (adjust to your heat preference)
  • 2 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp Water
How to put this together:
  1. Using pestle & mortar, pound together garlic + chillis
  2. Add shrimp paste + palm sugar. Pound together until well mixed
  3. Add lime juice. Mix well.
  4. Taste & season. It should be quite concentrated at this point.
  5. Transfer to a bowl
  6. Add water to the mortar, and wash off any remaining dipping sauce from pestle & the sides of mortar
  7. Pour the water into dipping sauce. Mix well.
  8. Taste & season again
  9. Serve with fresh vegetables, steamed vegetables, fried mackerels, or omelettes. And of course, with steamed jasmine rice.

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