Chili and Vinegar Sauce
chili & vinegar sauce, or ‘prik naam som’ is a primarily sour (but also spicy) condiment used to flavor noodles.
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1 tablespoon red medium-sized thai chilies
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon white sugar
- Mash the garlic, chilies and salt in a stone mortar and pestle until a paste.
- Add the vinegar & sugar and mix well.
Be *very* careful when you mash up the chilies, bits of chilies can fly out of the mortar and are very painful if the end up in your eye. I place one hand over the top of the mortar so that things hit my hand instead of flying out.
You can store chili & vinegar sauce in the refrigerator for weeks, if not months.