Daily Archives: January 23, 2009

How to cook… Mango with Sweet Fish Sauce

This week we have something different for you. It is a dip that you can have with green mangoes. Thai people don’t often eat fruit without some kind of dip. Another popular dip with green mango is a mixture of sugar and ground chilli. In the picture below, you can see the following ingredients: green mango, red shallots and fish sauce. On the right there is palm sugar, ground dried shrimp and hot chillies.

To make the dip, you need a pot to which you add the mixture of sugar, fish sauce and a quarter cup of water. Simmer over a low heat and stir continuously. When it becomes a thick syrup, add the chopped shallots and keep stirring for a few more minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the dried shrimp and sliced chillies. The mango should still be green and also slightly sour. Peel and cut into slices. We will post another Thai dish with pictures of the ingredients next Friday at www.thai-blogs.com.