Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons fish sauce (see Tip)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 serrano pepper, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 scallion, minced (optional)
Stir together lime juice, water, fish sauce, sugar, garlic, serrano (or crushed red pepper) and scallion (if using) in a small bowl until the sugar is dissolved.
Tip: Fish sauce is a pungent Southeast Asian condiment made from salted, fermented fish. Find it in the Asian-food section of well-stocked supermarkets and at Asian specialty markets. We use Thai Kitchen fish sauce, lower in sodium than other brands (1,190 mg per tablespoon), in our recipe testing and nutritional analyses.