3-4 hot peppers, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon bottled Thai fish sauce
juice of 1 lime or more to taste
Mash chopped hot peppers and cilantro with mortar and pestle (don't use food processor) until they form a paste. Stir in fish sauce and lime juice. Use this as a dipping sauce for egg rolls, wontons, and spring rolls, or as a seasoning for fried rice, stir-fries, etc. Makes about 1/3 cup.