this delicious dressing/dipping sauce is filled with goodness and will belt you in the head! so if you like stuff that belts you in the head - this one is a winner!
the salad pictured below is romaine chiffonade, frozen peas that are just barely thawed, cucumber, shrimp, blood oranges, fresh homegrown sprouts and the hot/sour/sweet dressing.
kymberz hot/sour/sweet dressing:
1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup of organic sugar
3 tablespoons of fermented fish sauce
2 tablespoons of unseasoned rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
2 garlic cloves (i always use 4 - we love garlic!)
1 tablespoon of homemade hot sauce (or store-bought)
1 jalapeno pepper with seeds, minced finely (if you don't have a jalapeno, you can probably substitute with canned jalepeno chopped finely, or red pepper flakes)
1. put all of the ingredients in a jar and shake until the sugar dissolves. put in the fridge for at least an hour to get a nice chill (when i made this the other day, i just put the jar out in the snow - bahahahah!)
this dressing can be used on any kind of salad of your choice. it is also great as a dipping sauce for vietnamese spring rolls or rice paper rolls. when i use it as a dipping sauce i always include a good handful of chopped up green onions.
enjoy! and if you have any questions - just leave them in the comments section.