- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup fish sauce
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sambal oelek
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 red Thai chile, thinly sliced (optional)
- Fine sea salt
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, fish sauce, lime juice, sambal oelek, garlic, and Thai chile, if using, until the sugar dissolves; add salt to taste.
Excerpted from The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School by Alison Cayne (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2017. Photographs by Con Poulos.