Photo by Tamara West
Nam jim is fiery and fragrant, with a beautiful balance of sweet, salty and sour. Use it for salads, grilled meats and fish.
- In a mortar and pestle pound coriander root and garlic to a fine paste.
- Add both lots of chilli and pound further until a smooth paste is achieved.
- Add palm sugar and stir to dissolve then add lime juice and fish sauce. Balance the sauce with a little extra sugar, lime juice or fish sauce to taste.