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Claire’s Nam Jim Seafood Sauce

By Claire Handleman


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1 cup


  • 2 or 3 cloves roughly chopped garlic
  • 2 cleaned and roughly chopped (can use cilantro stems as a substitute) cilantro roots
  • 6 (or serranos), chopped green Thai chilis
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon (can substitute fine white sugar) palm sugar
  • for garnish cilantro leaves
  • 1 pinch to taste salt


Add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until you reach a rough paste consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning according to your taste.

Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with shrimp or your favorite seafood.