Nam Prik Goong Sod Moo Sub (Shrimp-Pork Chili Dip)
Before I was introduced to the wonderful sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine, I could hardly grab the idea of food without chili. At my home in Thailand, all meal was accompanied with Nam Pla Prik (a combination of fish sauce, lime juice and chilies) . My friends and I usually spiced up our noodles, fried rice and even porridge. I was always fascinated by the flavor of all type of hot sauce and I thought non spicy food was brand and boring. So a bowl of fresh Nam Prik, Chili Dip, would be made and served, whenever I cooked Thai food.
Today I am going to share with you Nam Prik Goong Sod Moo Sub, Shrimp-Pork Chili Dip, recipe. The dish combines four main tastes of Thai cuisine, sour tamarind, hot chili, salty shrimp paste and sweetness added by palm sugar. The ingredients are mixed and pounded with mortar and pestle.
If you are never exposed to the spice side of life, don't fret. This savory- spicy chili dip is not fiery hot, it is only comfortably hot, I am sure you will love it.