Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sweet Chilli Sauce (Nam Jim Gai)

Thai Translation – Nam Jim = Sauce , Gai = Chicken

Nam jim gai is a condiment commonly served with chicken, hence 'gai' in the name. The sauce  can be used as a condiment for many dishes such as barbecue or spring rolls. It is available in many different varieties in supermarkets, but a home made version is a lot tastier. It is popular served with non Thai food such as on hamburgers, fries, grilled chicken or fried fish.

Cooking Time –10 minutes
Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Makes 1 cup of sauce

½ cup palm sugar
¾ cup vinegar
1/3 cup water
1 tsp fish sauce
4 small red chilli's
3 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp coriander leaves and stems
1 lime

  1. Finely dice the chilli, garlic and coriander stems.
  2. Heat the water and vinegar. Add sugar, stirring well to dissolve the sugar
  3. Add the chilli and garlic plus the coriander stems.
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer until the mixture begins to thicken. Add squeeze of half a lime
  5. Remove from heat and stir through the coriander leaves that are finely chopped.
  6. Serve with spring rolls or fish cakes.

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