Cilantro-Lime Soy Sauce

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Thai bird chiles and/or ground chili paste
  • Fresh ginger, 1-inch piece, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice with pulp
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Place garlic, chiles, chili paste, and ginger in a mortar and pound into a paste. Transfer paste into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and add remaining ingredients. Mix well until sugar is dissolved. To serve, pour into small ramekins. Sauce may be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
   
Yield: 2/3 cup