This simple and tasty dip is a perfect accompaniment to give your food an oriental twist.
5 hot red chillies
6 cloves of garlic
250ml caster sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground sweet paprika
130ml rice vinegar
1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice (1 fresh lime)
1. Finely chop the garlic and chilli. Do also use the seeds from the chillies.
2. Place all the ingredients in a pan, apart from the fish sauce and lime juice.
3. Bring to boil, to dissolve the sugar. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened. While it’s warm it will stay quite liquid, but will get thicker once cooled.
4. Take off the heat, add the fish sauce and lime juice, and mix together.