Nam chub (Thai shrimp paste relish)

Nam chub (Thai shrimp paste relish)

This recipe for a Thai shrimp paste chilli paste is spicy, salty and the perfect accompaniment to rice. It pairs well with raw or blanched vegetables and plenty of hot rice.
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  1. Step 1

    Pound the shrimp paste with the salt, garlic, coriander root and chillies in a pestle and mortar. Then, add the palm sugar and pound again
  2. Step 2

    Add the lime juice and warm water to combine. It should be hot, sour and salty
  3. Step 3

    Enjoy, stirred through hot rice and with a selection of herbs and vegetables. Cucumber, celery, iceberg lettuce, radishes, Thai eggplant slices, long beans, green mango and sprigs of curry leaf all work well