Green nam jim

10 minutes


Green nam jim

  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 coriander root, or use a few coriander stalks if unavailable
  • 1 dash of fish sauce
  • shrimp paste, one pea-sized lump
  • palm sugar, to taste
  • lime juice, to taste (you'll need plenty)


Pound the chilli, garlic and coriander root in a large pestle. Add some palm sugar and a pea-sized dollop of shrimp paste and then add a splash of fish sauce
Add lots of lime juice and taste. It should be a green watery liquid with the pounded chilli mix floating on the surface. It should be spicy, salty and sour